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His^X^TXJI'ES 



OF THE 



Fifty-Second Annual Meeting 



OF THE 



IS-i^ZPTIST 



State Convention 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN THE TOWN OF WARRENTON, N. C. 

NOVEMBER 14TH, 15TH, i6th, 17TH and iSth, 1882. 



RALEIGH : 

Edwards, Broughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders, 
1882. 



OFFICERS 



Baptist State Convention. 



President 
J. C. SCARBOROUGH, Raleigh, N. C 

Vice-Presidents, 
R. R, SAVAGE, Murfreesboro, N. C. 
C. DURHAM, Durham, N, C. 
R. D. MALLARY, Shelby, N. C. 

Treasurer. 
B. F. MONTAGUE, Raleigh, N. C. 

Auditor. 
W. N. JONES, Raleigh, N. C. 

Recording Secretaries. 
N. B. BROUGHTON, Raleigh, N. C. 
N. L, SHAW, Harrellsville, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary. 
: JOHN E. RAY, Raleigh, N. C, 



Boards of the Convention. 



For l882-'83. 



BOARD OF MISSIONS— Raleigh. 9f. C. 



W. H. Pace, President. 

XLFORD, J. H. 
ALLEN, G. M. 
BAILEY, C.T. 
BIGGS, NOAH 
BLACKWOOD, A. D. 
BROUGHTON, N. B. 
BRIDGES. J. S. 
BABB. T. W. 
BROWN, H. A. 
BOONE. J. B. 
BREWER, J. B. 
BETTS, ALVIN 
OJOKE, C. M. 
DOCKERY, H. C. 
DAVIS, E. L. 
DUNN, P. A. 
DURHAM, C. 
DURHAM, I. W. 
EDWARDS, C. B. 
EASON, F W. 
EBELTOFT, T. W. 
FROST. E. 
FLEMMING, R. D. 
FLEMMING, S. H. 



John E. Ray, Cor. Sec, Raleigh, N. C 



GRAHAM, W. A. 
GWALTNEY, W. R. 
GREGORY',©. F. 
HARMAN. G, W. 
HAYMORE, C. C. 
HEi'K. .1. M. 
HOBGOOD, F. P. 
HUFHAM, J. D. 
HOWARD, B. D. 
HOLDEN, W. W. 
HOLDING, J. N. 
HORTON, HENRY 
JONES. F. H. 
JOYNER, J. D. 
JENKINS, C. A. 
JUSTICE. C. B. 
JONES. W. N. 
JEFFRIES, M. G. 
KERRIDGE, WILLIAM 
LEIGH, J. C. 
LENNON, HAYNES 
LANK FORD, W. C. 
MARSH, R. H. 
MONTAGUE, B. F. 



MOORE. E. S. 
MUNDY, J. A. 
McMANAWAY', A. G. 
NELSON, W. A. 
OVERBY, R. R. 
PACE, W. H. 
REINHART, H. W. 
RAY, J E. 
RICHARDSON, J. B. 
SAVAGE, R. R. 
SCARBOROUGH, J. C. 
SHAW, N. L. 
SKINNER, T. E. 
SPEIGHT, T. T. 
STRADLEY, J. A. 
SMITH, J. W. 
TAYLOR, J. B. 
THOMAS, R. P. 
WATSON. JOHN 
WEBB, J. T. 
WIGGS, T. J. 
WOMBLE, J., Je. 
WOOD, T. G. 
WRIGHT, W. L. 



BOARD OF EDIJCATIOX— Wake Forest College, N. C. 

C. E. Taylor, Corresponding Secretary. 



ALLEN, W. O. 
ALLEN, D. W. 
BROOKS, W. T. 
BREWER, J. M. 
CHAPPELL, L. 
DUNN, P. A. 
DUNN, W. B. 
LANKFORD, Dk. W. C. 



MILLS, L.:R. 
POWERS, Dk. J. B. 
PUREFOY, F. M. 
PUREFOY, J. S. 
PUREFOY, N. A. 
POTEAT, W. L. 
ROYALL, WM. 



RIDDICK, W. Q. 
ROYALL, W. B. 
SCARBOROUGH, C. W. 
SMITH, W. B. 
SIMMONS, W. Q. 
TAYLOR. C. E. 
VANN, Db, a. B. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL. BOARD— Raletgh, N. C. 



K. B. Bkoughton, President. 



John E. Bat, Gor. Sec, Raleigh, N. C. 



ALLEN, J. S. 
ARMSTRONG, JOHN 
BRIGGS, T. H., Jr. 
BROUGHTON, N. B. 
BROUGHTON, J. M. 
BOONE, J. B. 
BIRDSONG, J. C. 
COVINGTON, B. 
COHEN, A. D. 
DENMARK, J. W. 
DURHAM, C. 
DURHAM, I. W. 
DeVANE. J. S. 
EBELTOFT, T. W. 
FLEMMING, R. D. 
FLEMMING, 3. H. 



FARRISS, C. S. 
FRENCH, W. A. 
GWALTNEY, W. R. 
GADDY, R. B. 
GWALTNEY, L. P. 
GRAYSON, A. L. 
GRAHAM, W. A. 
HARRELL, E. G. 
HAYMORE, C. C. 
HECK, J. M. 
HOWARD, J. D. 
IVEY, F. H. 
JONES, W. N. 
JONES, F. H. 
MARCOM, J. C. 
MUNDY, J. A. 



NELSON, W. A. 
POLK, L. L. 
POOL, J. M. 
PEEL, W. J. 
PHILLIPS, B. H. 
RAY, J. E. 
SKINNER, T. E. 
SCARBOROUGH, J. C. 
STRADLEY, J. A. 
SPAINHOUR, R. A. 
VANN, C. S. 
UPCHURCH. W. G. 
VAN DE VENTER, R. 
WILLIAMSON, B. P. 
WILLIAMS, E. C. 



CONSTITUTION. 



1. The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina shall 
be composed of three representatives from each white Asso- 
ciation in the State, of annual representatives for every $io 
contributed to its funds, and of such life members as have 
been, or shall be made so by the payment of $30 at any one 
time to the Treasurer. No one shall be a member of the 
Convention who is not a member, in good standing, of a 
Baptist Church. 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to edu- 
cate young men called of God to the ministry and approved 
by the churches to which they belong; to support the gos- 
pel in destitute sections of the State ; to assist Baptist 
churches in the erection of suitable houses of worship ; to 
encourage the study of the Bible in Sunday Schools ; and 
to co-operate with the Southern Baptist Convention in all 
its departments of labor. 

3. The President shall preside when present, and enforce 
order in accordance with Dr. Mell's Parliamentary Practice. 

4. There shall be three Vice-Presidents, one of whom shall 
preside in the absence of the President. 

5. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record 
the proceedings, publish the minutes, and collect and pre- 
serve correct statistics of the denomination. 

6. The Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in 
the Convention, make public acknowledgment of the same 
every week, forward all contributions to their destination, 
and, at every meeting of the Convention, make a full re- 
port of his receipts and disbursements. 

7. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contribu- 
tions to the objects of the Convention, assist the Board in 
the employment and payment of Missionaries, and labor to 



VI CONSTITUTION. 

promote the cultivation and development of Christian be- 
nevolence. 

8. The Boards of the Convention shall be appointed 
annually. 

9. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, 
assist promising and indigent young ministers seeking to 
prepare themselves for the more efficient preaching of the 
gospel. 

10. The Mission Board shall, so far as the means at its 
disposal will allow, supply all destitute portions of the State 
with faithful and efficient ministers of the gospel ; shall give 
pecuniary aid, so far as can be secured, for building houses 
of worship at proper points in the State, and in cases where 
pecuniary aid cannot be extended, shall commend them to 
the beneficence of the churches. This Board shall co-operate 
with the Southern Baptist Convention in all the depart- 
ments of its labor. 

11. The Sunday School Board shall encourage the study 
of the Bible in our churches, and co-operate with the Sun- 
day School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. 



LIST OF DELEGATES, WITH ASSOCIATIONS AND 
CHURCHES REPRESENTED. 



CENTRAI/ ASSOCIATION. 

r Wake Forest church— W. B. Royall, P. A. Dunn, J. H. Lamberth, C. E. Taylor, 
W. S. Ballard. 

Mt. Vernon church — Jobn E. Ray. 

First church, Raleigh— W. H. Pace, J. M. Heck, W. N. Jones, L. L. Polk. 

ForesiviUe church — J. C Leigh. 

Jiolesville church — Manly Watkins. 

Franklinton church — H. S. Lowry. 

Midway church— Iff. G. Sanderford. 

A'ew Hope church— O. P. Bostick, B. J. Buffaloe. 

Flat Bock church— W. B. Allen. 

BEULAH ASSOCIATION. 

Leaksville church— C G. Jones. 

Yanceyville church — F. H. Jones, B. H. Phillips. 

Wintton church— H. A. Brown. 

Qreensboro church — W. A. Stowe. 

BBOWN CBBEK ASSOCIATION. 

E. L. Davis. 

Wadesboro church — N. R. Pittman. 

Monroe church — W. B. Harrell. 

CHOWAN ASSOCIATION. 

Bethlehem church— A, B. Adkins, R, P. Thomas, J. A. Speight, 

Edenton c/iurc/i— Robert VanDeventer. 

Ballard's Bridge church — John M. Forehand. 

Harrellsville church— B, F. Williams, N. L. Shaw. 

Murfreesboro church — John Mitchell. 

^lumbia church— Ij. C. Brickhouse, Josephus Tynch. 

Middle Swamp church — T. T. Speight, W. P. Jordan. 

Sawyer's Creek church— B,. R. Overby, J. M. C. Luke. 

Whiteville Grove church— J. W. Nowell, J. D. Huf ham, R. R, Sayage, 

Wini07i church— Th.oa, G. Wood. 

CEDAB CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

I^ovidence church — C. S. McQugan. 
Fay etteville church— T. W. Ebeltoft. 

CAPE FEAR ASSOCIATION. 

Lumberton church — W. T. Jordan, J. F. McMillan. 

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Wilkesboro church,— Q. W. Greene. 

FLAT EIVER ASSOCIATION. 

J'oplar Creek church— S. D. Callis, John L. Wright. 

Oxford church— J, A, Stradley, A. C. Parham, F. P. Hobgood, R. H. Marsh. 

Island Creek churchy-John T. C. Norwood, John G. Morgan, R. G. Norwood. 

Mt. Zion church — T. J. Horner. 

Concord church— J. D. Clark. 

Fnon church— T. R. Averett. 

Hester's c/iarc/i— Lawson Knott, T. Q, Dean, A. J. Dalby. 

Henderson ehurch — M. V. McDuffie. 



VIII LIST OF DELEGATES. 

Mountain Creek Church— 'R. I. Devin. 

GREEN RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

W. S. Splawn. 

EASTERN ASSOCIATION. 

Wilmington chtirch—J. B. Taylor. 
GoldsboTo church— C J. Kelson, J. J. Biggs. 
Newbern church — Fred. W. Eason. 

KING'S MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Shelby church— J. L. White, W. A. Nelson, R. D. Mallary. 

MT. ZION ASSOCIATION. 

Durham church— J. C. Wilson, C. Durham, Dr. J. S. Mendows, R. I. Rogers. 
Hillsboro church— J. E. Jones, W. L. Wright. 
Chapel Hill church— M. D. Jeffries, J. W. Gore. 
Olive's Chapel church— J. C. Olive. 

RALEIGH ASSOCIATION. 

Second church, Raleigh— X\\-'\n Betts, Jas. W. Denmark, Wm. Kerridge, J. S. 
Allen, N. B. Broughton, Rev. W. R. Gwaltney. 
Mt. Hermon church — A. D. Blackwood. 
Moi risville church — J. R. Maynard. 
Mt. Moriah—C. E. Gower. 

Selma church— J . K. Howell, J. C. Scarborough. 
Collins' Orove ch'urch—H. W. Norriss. 
Hephzibah chicrch—J. W. Smith. 
Ephesus church — G. J. Dowell. 
Corinth church— J. H. Boothe. 

SANDY CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

Pittshoro church— J. M. Griffln, A. D. Cohen. 
Mineral Springs church — E. H. Wrenn. 

TAR RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Tarboro church— C J. Austin. 
Weldon church— W. P. Blake. 
Brown Creek church — John W. Allen. 

Warrenton church— John R. Johnson, C. T. Bailey, J. A. Mundy, John M. Wad- 
dell, Jacob Parker. 
lAttlclon church— T>. A. Glenn. 
Warren Plains church — S. P. Fleming. 
Aurclian Springs church — Jas. A. Pitchford. 
Brouii's church— John Watson. 

Imiisburg church— P. W. Pernell, A. Q. McManaway. 
Cedar Hock church — G. W. Newell, John A. Coppedge, Daniel Wester. 
Sear Swamp church — W. E. Bowers. 
Zion church— H. M. Johnson. 

ROCKY RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Clear Creek c7iurc7»— R. H. Jones. 

PEE DEE ASSOCIATION. 

lAlcsTille church— Z. B. Morton. 

Rockingham church— 3. B. Covington, T. Harrison. 

SOUTH FORK ASSOCIATION. 

J. K. Faulkner. 

YADKIN ASSOCIATION, 

Mt. Airy church— C R. Orrender, C. C. Hay more. 

SOUTH YADKIN ASSOCIATION. 

Charlotte church— H. A. Woodson, J. B. Booue, O. F. Gregory. 



PROCEEDINGS. 

Warrenton, N. C, Nov. 15th, 1882. 

At 1 1 A. M., in the absence of the former President, Eld. 
N. B. Cobb, Bro. Jno. C. Scarborough, Vice-President, 
called to order the Fifty-second Session of the Baptist State 
Convention, and asked Elder Jas. B. Taylor, of Wilming- 
ton, to open the session by reading the Scriptures and prayer. 
Bro. Taylor read the 72d Psalm and prayed. 

On motion of Elder J. D. Hufham, N. B. Broughton 
was requested to act as Secretary pro tern. 

The delegates reported and were enrolled. (See pages-. 
7 and 8.) 

On motion of Bro. P. A. DuNN, the Convention proceeded 
to the election of a President. 

Brethren C. DURHAM, J. B. BoONE and N. L. Shaw were 
appointed tellers, who reported the election of Bro. J. C. 
Scarborough. 

On motion of Elder R, R. Overby, a committee was ap- 
pointed to nominate the remaining officers of the Conven- 
tion. 

The chair appointed Elders Overby, Hufham, Nelson 
and W. T. Jordan, who retired and soon reported as fol- 
lows : 

1ST Vice-President — Rev. R. R. Savage, Murfreesboro. 
2D Vice-President — Rev. C. Durham, Durham. 
3D Vice-President — Rev. R. D. Mallory, Shelby. 
Recording Secretary — N. B. Broughton, Raleigh. 
Assistant Secretary — N. L. Shaw, Harrellsville. 
Treasurer — B. F. Montague, Raleigh. 
Auditor — W. N. Jones, Raleigh. 

The report of the committee was adopted. 

An invitation being extended to visiting brethren. Elder 
G. H. Church reported as Corresponding Messenger from 
the Western Baptist Convention, and was welcomed by the 
President. 



lO MINUTES OF THE 

Elder J. D. HuFHAM offered the following motion for the 
sessions of the body, which was adopted : 

Meet at 9 o'clock for prayer meeting of half hour, Convention to be called to 
order at 9^ o'clock ; adjourn at i P. Ivl. for dinner. Meet at 3 P. M. and ad- 
journ at pleasure. 

The report of the Mission Board was then read, as follows : 

To THE Baptist State Convention of North Carolina : 

With profound gratitude to Almighty God for His abundant grace and for 
the blessings which have attended our labors, I present you this, our fifty-second 
annual report. Nor am I slow to appreciate the liberality and activity of the 
host of brethren all over North Caroliua who have given their prayers, their 
time and their means to the support of the cause. For the past five years this 
interest has surely and steadily increased, until the number of missionaries 
under the general supervision of the State Board has grown from NINE TO 
thirty-eight. During the last twelve months several more men have been 
giving their time to the missionary work in the .State than at any period in the 
history of the Convention. And the Lord has .shown His willingness to honor 
these efforts of His children. Wherever the seeds of truth have been sown the 
most abundant harvests have been reaped. This is none tlie less true with our 
mission points than where the regular pastors have been faithfully toiling for 
the good of souls. In fact, from all sides comes the good news that the lost is 
found. In country, town and village the %\ork of grace has gone on, until 
there have been gracious revivals of religion in fifty-three towns and tv.o hun- 
dred and eighty country churches. It is not in my power to tell the number of 
professed conversions in these meetings, but there are thousands of them ; and 
I am sure that nearly si.x thousand have been added to us this year by baptism. 

The action of the last Convention in promising to trj- to raise $3,467.50 for 
State Missions this year is only the outcropping of the deep feeling which per- 
vades the whole State with regard to the importance of this work. And while, 
through misapprehension and oiherwise, only $1,627.46 of the amounts pledged 
have come to hand, leaving $1,840.04 unpaid, yet God has put it into the hearts 
of His people to support the cause, and it has moved grandly forward over 
every obstacle. The Chowan, King's Mountain, Brown Creek, and Bnishy 
Mountain Associations, and the churches at Fayetteville, Abbott's Creek, Wil- 
mington and Raleigh deserve special mention, having overpaid their pledges. 

THE destitution. 

Notwithstanding the grand results of the year's work, "there remaineth 
yet much land to be possessed." Besides vast belts in the middle and western 
part of the State, where there are thousands of square miles in which there is 
no Baptist preaching, there are three whole counties in Eastern Carolina 
where there is neither Baptist church nor Baptist preacher. There are five 
other counties in the same community which have only one Baptist church 
EACH. There are twelve counties bordering upon the Roanoke, Tar and 
Neuse rivers and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds in which there are only 
two really self-sustaining Baptist churches ! ! And the worst feature of it all 
is, that in many sections there is no preaching of any kind. 



We have been occupying an ofiice in the room used for the Sunday School 
Supply Store, for which we have paid $50 per annum. The correspondence 
and labor of the office have increased in proportion to the enlargement of our 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. II 



operations. I have written more than a thousand personal letters, besides 
sending out several thousand pages of printed matter, in the form of circular 
letters, giving information with reference to the State and Foreign Mission 
work. These seem to have done much good, judging from ihe increased con- 
ttlbulions. 

Reports from the field. 

The number of missionaries (38) under the direction of the Board is so large 
as to render a detailed account of their labors impracticable, without running 
the risk of becoming tedious. Consequently I shall give only brief statements 
of the work of each. For exact reports please see the table hereto annexed. 

EASTERN SECTION. 

Elder W. L. Maget, appointed at the request of the Camden and Currituck 
Union, is doing a good work for the Master. He writes: " The Lord has 
blessed us in this section in full proportion to the labor done." 

Elder F. R. Underwood reports good prospects on his field, and has done 
much for the upbuilding of the cause. 

Elder J. D. Hufham has preached once a month at Williamston, where he 
has baptized four during the year. 

Elder R. E. Peele stands alone in Beaufort county, being the only resident 
Baptist minister. He is trying to raise funds to erect a house of worship at 
Pantego, a promising little town. 

Elder Thomas Carrick says : " At Washington we are making some progress ; 
expect to hold a meeting of days there soon. At Pactolus we are building a 
new house." There is great need of a man located on this field. 

Elder W. B. Knight's field is an extensive one. He is the only Baptist 
preacher in Greene county. "The outlook is encouraging on my field, not- 
withstanding the many disadvantages." 

Elder Joseph E. Carter did a good work at Toisnot, previous to his removal 
to the western part of the State. He is succeeded by brother W. T. Jones, who 
is doing well in his new field. 

Elder G. M. Duke says : " Our prospects, we think, are good, and under the 
blessings of God we shall do well. I am very hopeful for the future." He 
has organized a church of seven members at Battleboro. 

Elder W. P. Blake thinks that "the outlook at Weldon is still promising. 
There are some encouraging things at Halifax, though our progress there must 
be necessarily slow." 

Elder A. G. Willcox : " The v\-ork at Quankie goes bravely on." Here they 
have built a house of worship, and the timber is on the ground to begin work 
on the house at Turkey Branch. 

Elder J. A. Pitchford is still doing the Master's work at Aurelian Springs. 
There are no special encouragements at this point. 

Elder M. V. McDuffie has preached once a month at Middleburg, organized 
a church of . twelve members and baptized four others. A meeting house has 
been nearly finished at this place. 

Elder M. R. Purnell preaches once a month at Elm Grove and one out-station. 
He has baptized six and had thirteen additions by letter. 

MIDDLE SECTION. 

Elder J. H. Booth has been laboring all his time in the southeastern portion 
of the Raleigh Association. Besides organizing two Sunday schools, he has 
done valiant work by visiting the churches in this region. 

Elder J. K. Howell is battling for Christ at Smithfield. He has not been 
content to stop at preaching the word, but has gone out and scattered $47 worth 
of copies of the Scriptures, tracts and religious papers. 

Elder W. T. Jordan has been preaching with considerable success at Shoe 



12 MINUTES OF THE 



Heel and Alma, two impoitant stations in Robeson county. He now goes to 
Lumbeiton for all his time, vvhich leaves this field vacant, without another ap- 
pointment. 

Elder T. Harrison has given his attention to the interest at Rockingham, 
besides preaching occasionally at Hamlet. The Lord has greatly blessed his 
labors. 

Elder A. C. Davis has been traveling as missionary in portions of the Brown 
Creek Association. He reports great destitution along the northern border, 
and recommends the appointment of a suitable man to spend his whole time in 
Cabarrus county. 

Elder W. L. Wright labored one quarter at Graham, after which he confined 
his labors to Red Mountain, a newly organized church, which has built a new 
house, and Swepsonville, an iinportant station on Haw River. 

Elder H. Morton's field has been the Liberty Association. The new church 
at Randleman's Factory has built a nice house, and the whole section presents 
an inviting field. 

Elder B. H. Phillips has been laboring in the eastern section of the Beulah 
Association, He says, "The field is encouraging, and the Lord blesses my 
labor. Our great need is more labor." 

Elder E. F. Baldwin has been hard at work at Greensboro. And a reference 
to the table of reports will show how well he has done his part. Notwith- 
standing his recent illness, he has added twenty-four to the membership of the 
church, and with such labors Greensboro will soon become not only self-sus- 
taining, but one of our strongholds. 

WESTERN SECTION. 

Elder R. R. r^Ioore reports the church at Oak Ridge, Guilford county, to be 
in a growing condition, with large congregations and a Sunday school in 
progress. But there is great destitution all around, and some of the members 
live ten and twelve miles from the church. 

Elder P. Oliver says that his congregations at Beck's church, Stokes county, 
are good, and the pioneer work has been done. There is much prejudice 
against our doctrines, but he is moving forward cautiously. 

Elder D. G. Taylor has preached once a month at Rierson's School House, 
near the Virginia border. There is no organization at this place, but a good 
meeting has been held, and now there are four awaiting baptism. 

Elder S. H. Thompson has been at High Point, a growing town on the North 
Carolina Railroad, which has 1,500 inhabitants. He writes ; "The work is 
more encouraging than when I began. Since last October thirteen have united 
with the church." 

Elder S. F. Conrad is laboring one-fourth his time at Lexington, where they 
have a small churcli newly organized and are hard at work to build a house. 
This is a very important field, and I am glad to report the prospects fine. 

Elder J. B. Boone has done a grand work for Jesus in the old town of Salis- 
bury. The church has been finished, though not fully paid for, and a flourish- 
ing Sunday school organized. Six have been added to the membership. Bro. 
\V. A. Nelson aided the pastor in a series of meetings, which resulted in much 
good. 

Elder T. J. Rooke occupies a large field between Charlotte and Statesville, 
in which there is much need of Baptist preaching. He says: "We have 
reason to be encouraged by the results that the Lord has given us, as the last 
two years have given us two new churches." 

Elder A. L. Stough has been preaching at five churches and five outstations. 
At Lincolnton they hope to have the new church ready for ser\ices by the 
spring. At Leonard's Fork a new church has been oi'ganized, as well as at 
Shady Grove, which last point has become self-sustaining. So has Dallas, at 
which a beautiful new house is fijiished. At King's Mountain and Cherrj-ville 
the work is prosperous. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 1 3 

Elder J. K. Faulkner preaches at Newton and in the vicinity of Denver, 
Gaston county, giving one-fourth his time to each place. A new church has 
been organized at Newton, with a good membership, and there have been eight 
additions to the flock. Besides this Bro. F. is preaching at two other points, 
where he is doing much good. 

Elder J. B. Marsh has given one Sunday in each month to the town of Tay- 
lorsville, where we have a weak church. Taylorsville is the county seat of 
Alexander county and ought to have Baptist preaching regularly. 

Elder W. J. Bumgarner has confined his labors to one church and two out- 
stations in the eastern part of the Brushy Mountain Association, where he has 
dealt some telling blows for Christ. At one of his stations a good Sunday 
school has been organized. 

Elder E. N. Gwyn has traveled as Sunday School Missionary in the bounds 
of the Brier Creek Association, where he has done a glorious work for the 
Master. Besides doing much missionary work and preaching and lecturing i88 
times, he has organized twenty-three Sunday schools. 

Elder C. C. Haymore is laboring manfully at Mount Airy, and several points 
in the Yadkin Association. He sends us a most cheering report of his work. 
He has recently held two protracted meetings, which resulted in much good. 

Elder G. H. Church has spent his time as the joint missionary of the Western 
Convention and our Board in Alleghany county, at whose county seat, Sparta, 
he has been preaching regularly. As the result of his labors two churches and 
one Sunday school have been organized, twenty baptized and thirty-two added 
by letter. 

Elder J. R. Jones says of the fields at Hickory, Morganton and vicinity : "I 
am more encouraged at the prospects now than I was at the close of last year. 
At Glen Alpine they are endeavoring to build a house, and a new church has 
been organized in this inviting community. Thirty-seven have been added to 
the membership of Bro. J.'s church, and Hickory and Morganton are both 
looking to preaching twice a month. 

Elder G. W. Harman has held a meeting at Marion and Old Fort. At the 
former place he v/as aided by Elder F. M. Jordan ; at the latter by Elder E. 
Allison. An important work was done at both points, and some very valuable 
accessions were made to the church at Old Fort, where they have been organized 
but a short time. Both of these places are alike important and interesting. 



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OUTSIDE MISSIONARY WORK. 

In the Cedar Creek Association Elders J. G. Fisher, E. J. Edwards, W. W. 
Willis and J. A. Smith have devoted a part of their time to missionary work. 
They report yS^ days' labor, and lo baptisms, two Sunday schools organized, 
one church constituted, with three stations supplied with monthly preaching. 

Besides the labors of Elder W. B. Knight, the Eastern Association has em- 
ployed two other missionaries. Elder T. J. Lear)' has labored at four impor- 
tant stations and has had ten accessions to his flocks. Elder C. S. Cashwell 
has been traveling as general missionary', preaching principally in Duplin, 
Onslow, Lenoir, Craven, Jones and Carteret counties. Has baptized 39 and 
aided in meetings where 37 others were baptized, organized one church, has 
three houses in process of erection, and has preached 175 sermons. 

Elder J. L. Smith has given much time to the work in the Sandy Creek 
Association. He reports 25 days of labor, 16 sennons, 35 religious visits, i 
church built, 4 baptized and 5 Sunday schools in operation. He has two more 
church buildings in contemplation. 

The Yadkin Association has had three missionaries at work a part of the 
time. Elder T. D. Castephens has traveled 500 miles, preached 17 sennons, 
baptized 8, made 30 religious visits and organized one church with 13 members, 
and they are now building a nice house. Elder J. H. Lewellyn reports 75 
miles traveled, and 4 sermons preached. Elder W. H. Beamer traveled 95 
miles, preached 10 sermons and made 9 religious visits and Sunday school talks. 

Besides these, quite a number of other brethren have given time in missionary 
labors, but they have failed to report to the State Board. Among these are 
Elders W. J. Ward in the Cape Fear Association, T. T. Speight in the 
Chowan. Henrj- Sheets in the Liberty, E. C. Williams in the Rocky River, W. 
J. Fulford in the South Yadkin, J. H. Freeman, G. W. Coppedge and R. D. 
Haiper in the Tar River ; making 18, besides the 38 who report to the State 
Board, and 56 in all. 

STATISTICAL STATEMENT. 

Associations belonging to the Convention, 26 

Kumber of churches in 1881, 78S 

Kew churches organized in 1882, 44 

Whole number of churches, 832 

Whole number of communicants in 1 881, 77, 340 

Additions this year (approximated), 6,000 

Present number of communicants, 83,340 

Communicants in Western Baptist Convention, 20,000 

Baptists in North Carolina working through the State Conventions of 

Yirginia, Tennessee and South Carolina, *S, 192 

Whole number of white Baptists in North Carolina, 111,532 

Colored Baptists in North Carolina, -.- _. 95.132 

Whole number of Missionar>' Baptists in North Cd'olina, 206,664 



♦Statistics of 18S1. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 1/ 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Receipts of the State Board, _. .$ 3,273.30 

Expenditures, 3,270.56 

Leaving a balance of $ 2.74 

Several of the Associations have enlarged their operations and have 
increased their contributions in the aggregate $950, making the 

contributions to Associational Missions this year amount to $ 24,500.00 

Collected by missionaries on field, . 11,161.18 

Paid for the erection of 42 new churches, assuming $800 to be the 

average, 33,600.00 

Whole amount expended in legitimate State Mission work, $ 72. 535. 58 

Amount expended for State Missions in North Carolina in five years, 

1873-77, 11,602.42 

Amount expended since, (i878-'82, five years,) not including church 

building, 102,243.60 

Expended for church building in five years, 121,604.83 

Total expenditures for State Missions in ten years, $235,450.85 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The progress in this department of our labor is really wonderful. God has' 
signally blessed our foreign missionaries in their efforts to spread abroad a 
knowledge of the name of Jesus "Eighty-one years ago there were but 70 
foreign missionaries ; now there are 2,500 ordained Europeans and Americans, 
from 7,000 to 8,000 ordained native preachers, and a large number of females, 
married and single, and native helpers, making a force of about 4,781 mis- 
sionaries." Eighty-four years ago there were only "50,000 converts among 
all the evangelical denominations in all heathen lands. Now there are 1,650,000. 
* * * fhen 70 schools, now 12,000, with 4,000,000 students ; then the Bible 
was published in 50 languages, now in 226." About the largest church in the 
world is that among the Teloogoos, which has 14,000 members. 

The China mission, with Dr. Yates, the prince of foreign missionaries, and 
his estimable wife. Dr. and Mrs. Crawford, Dr. and Mrs. Graves, brother and 
sister Simmons, and twenty-six other assistants, is making good progress. They 
have baptized 43 this year and now have a church membership of 541. In fact, 
there is now a Baptist Association in China which last year assembled 31 dele- 
gates — quite a respectable showing for a community in which, a few years ago, 
there was not a single native Christian. 

The European mission has been very highly favored and Dr. Taylor and his 
assistants are doing a grand work for Jesus in the very heart of Roman Cathol- 
icism. There have been 126 baptized this year, and they now have a mem- 
bership of 740, with 748 pupils in the different schools. 

The first Baptist church was orjTanized in Sweden only 34 years ago with 6 
members. " This little band grew to 52, when the storm of persecution burst 
upon them and drove most of them from the counti-y. Now there are not less 
than 25,000 Baptists in Sweden." The devil has been again outwitted in his 
efforts to demolish Christianity by persecutions, and the scenes of Pentecost 
have been re-enacted in old Scandinavia. "Recently, more than 1,500 candi- 
dates have been baptized into the fellowship of our churches in Stockholm 
alone ;" and there are strong probabilities that a large part of the State church 
will become Baptist. 

Time and space forbid an extensive reference to the flourishing mission in 
Mexico, where Flournoy has gone to take the place of our murdered brother, 
Westrup ; and in Brazil, where Bagby and Taylor are standing up for Jesus 



l8 MINUTES OF THE 



almost alone, and j^et have bnptlzed lo this year and have a membership of 53 ; 
and in Africa, where David has baptized 14 during the year and lias a member- 
ship of 97, which contributed $120 to benevolence. 

The contributions sent up by the churches to the Treasurer for Foreign Mis- 
sions have been $4,042.31. And then several churches and individuals have 
sent funds to Dr. Tupper direct, amounting to$463.74, making in all $4,506.05. 
This is S714.31 more than was contributed last year, but it is not a tithe of 
what we should do, and I long to see the day when North Carolina Baptists 
shall give $10,000 annually to this worthy object ; and with proper training this 
can scon be done. 

During the year I have sent out from the office to pastors and others, besides 
letters, nearly five thousand pages of printed matter, as information about our 
foreign work. For most of the information I am indebted to Dr. Tupper, wlio 
gave me all I asked. At his request I arranged an alphabetical list of the 
Associations and their respective churches, showing how many of them (and 
what amounts they) contributed to Foreign Missions in 18S1. The result of 
this work showed that, out of 685 churches, only 335 reported any contributions 
to this object — leaving 350 which gave nothing ; or, at least, reported nothing. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

Besides numerous points of interest, there are three fields occupied by the 
missionaries of tlie Home Board which are of unusual iniportance, viz : New 
Orleans, the Indian Territory and California. Wise and judicious men have 
been placed in charge of the work in these fields and God is blessing their 
labors. New Orleans, the great seaport of the Southern States, has but two 
mission stations among its hundreds of thousands of inhabitants. Here is the 
Catholic stronghold in the South, and it should be captured for Jesus Christ. 

The Christians of the United States are under obligations to no other race 
as they are to the " red men of the forest," who.>e wigwams have been destroyed 
to give place to our populous cities : whose hunting grounds have been appro- 
priated by tlie white man for his own puqjoses, and whose savage homes have 
been desolated to give birth to splendid mansions and marble palaces. And 
shall v.e deny them " the bread of life ?" 

" The mission to the Chinese in California has been attended with marked 
indications of Divine favor." Dr. Hartwell and his wife are assisted by Mrs. 
Sanford and Mrs. Hunting. It seems that God has thrust the heathen upon us, 
by sending them to our own doors, as if to compel us to Christianize them, or be 
swept away by tire wave of heathenism which darkens our western border. 
May He prepare our hearts for the work and incline us to perform it. 

Brother Dodson has collected during the year for this object $1,268.46. Be- 
sides this, the churches have sent to the Treasurer $471.91 ; in all $1,740.37 — 
$522.25 more than last year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN E. RAY, 

Cor. Sec. 

On motion, the consideration of. the report was postponed 
for the present. 

The report of the Sunday School Board was read, as fol- 
lows : 

To THE Baptist State Convention of North Carolina : 

This has been a bright year in the history of the Sunday School cause in 
North Carolina. The seed sown have been numerous and the harvest abundant. 
Our people are awakening to a lively interest in this great and good work, and 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. I9 

God has added His blessings to their efforts. For years past there have been 
some tried and true veterans, v/ho, in the face of opposition from all sides, 
have battled manfully for Christ. There is now a growing feeling in favor of 
Sunday Schools, as the fruits are ripening quick and fast in almost every moral 
harvest-field in the land. Those once opposed are brought to see their utility, 
and those once indifferent to their claims are fast joining the onward march. 
If every member of the vast brotherhood in North Carolina would engage in 
the warfare, what a victory would crown our labors ! It would not be long 
before we should fully realize the force of our motto, "A BAPTIST SUNDAY 
School in every Baptist Church and neighborhood in North Caro- 
lina !" Cannot something be done to enlist all our forces in this great work 
for the salvation of souls ? 

This year chronicles the birth of sixtv-five neiu Sunday Schools ! These have 
sprung up as the results of the earnest toils of the faithful ones who owe their all 
to Christ and are striving to pay their debt of love. A few years ago we had to 
tell the sad story that more than two hundred Baptist churches this side the 
Blue Ridge were without schools. This number has been greatly diminished ; 
and while there are still some churches asleep, we are glad to report that there 
are several Associations in which thei'e are more Sunday schools than churches. 

Another pleasing feature of the work is that, in many sections, the old 
custom of suspending the schools for the winter is fast losing ground. The 
number of perennial schools is growing to be larger proportionately than even 
that of new ones. This is by no means an item of minor consequence ; for as 
long as the friends of Christ suspend operations during the most active campaign 
of the enemy, we may expect our folds to be broken into and our lambs to be 
stolen. Let us strive to inscribe a new motto on our banner, "^ perpetual 
watfare against sin and Satan," and not rest until his strongholds are over- 
thrown. 

the supply store. 

Established since the last Convention from contributions there raised, has 
entailed new and increased labor upon your Secretary. In fact, so great is the 
accumulation of work that it demands the whole time of some suitable person, 
and I trust the proper steps will be taken to secure such services. It is to be 
regretted that only $273.60 of the $1,000 subscribed at Winston has yet been 
paid in, and some of this has been in hand only a few weeks. This has 
seriously hindered the work and curtailed our operations. And yet this sum has 
been used again and again, until the aggregate receipts amount to $1,689.45. 

Notwithstanding the small capital at hand, we have supplied hundreds of 
schools with lesson helps, &c., and extended aid to 35 indigent schools in the 
way of donations of Bibles, Testaments, song books and general Sunday school 
literature. Besides this, we now have in stock $92.50 v^-orth of Bibles and 
Testaments, $143.20 worth of song books of several kinds, $17.60 worth of 
other Sunday school appliances, and a balance of $55.95 in the treasury, with 
outstanding claims to the amount of $93.38, — total, $402.63, and this without 
having any debt hanging over us. May I not ask the Convention to take some 
steps to raise the balance of the $1,000, that the enterprise may be untram- 
meled? 

honorable mention. 

In this connection I wish to speak of the liberality of brethren Williamson 
and Upchurch, of Raleigh, who contributed $75.00 each towards the payment 
of the rent of this office. We are under special obligations, too, to the American 
Baptist Publication Society, of Philadelphia, for a handsome grant of $100 
worth of Bibles and Testaments, which has materially aided us ; and to the 
American and Foreign Bible Society, of New York, for twenty-five Bibles. 
And to the President of the Board personally am I greatly indebted for the 
kindness and faithfulness with which he discharged the onerous duties of my 
office during my long and painful illness. 



20 MINUTES OF THE 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION. 



According to the arrangements made at Asheville, we held a second session. 
of the Baptist State Sunday School Convention in this city (Raleigh), March 
30 — April 2, which was largely attended. To say that it was a splendid success 
is but to speak mildly of it. As formerly, there were representatives present 
from the Western Baptist Convention as well as from the Baptist State Con- 
vention. The interest of the occasion was greatly enhanced by the presence of 
Prof. W. F. Sherwin, of Cincinnati, who was with us by special invitation, and 
who contributed no little to the enjoyment and profit of the meeting by his 
earnest, practical, eloquent addresses ; his sweet, soul-stirring music, and the 
impartation of the vast amount of information regarding the Sunday school 
work, which many years of experience have given him. The only thing to be 
regretted is that there were no arrangements made for holding a similar meeting 
next year. Would it be amiss to suggest that the Convention appoint such a 
meeting? It is to be hoped, too, that the proper action will be taken by your 
body to have representatives at the Bible Convention appointed to meet at 
Saratoga, N. Y., next May. 

OUR OFFICE. 

Owing to the establishment of the Sunday School Supply Store, it was neces- 
saiy to get into larger and more convenient quarters. Consequently the room 
adjoining the Biblical Recorder office was selected as the most convenient and 
suitable, and was rented from Messrs. Williamson & Upchurch, at a cost of 
$300 ])er annum, of which sum they promptly paid in cash $150. The Board 
of Missions took an office with us, at an expense to them of §50, which reduced 
our rent to $100 a year. 

ST.^TISTICS. 

I regret that, from the nature of the case, exact figures are impossible. So 
many of our schools suspend operations during portions of the year, and so 
many new ones are springing up, that approximations only are possible. 
The number of Schools reported at the late Sunday School Convention 

was 666 

New schools since organized.. 65 

Present number of schools 731 

Number or attendants 'approximated) 50,000 

FINANCIAL. 

Receipts of the Sunday School Board proper, $ 467. 15 

Receipts of the Supply Store, 1,689. .1.5 

Total receipts, $2, 156. 60 

Expended by Sunday School Board proper, $ 469.03 

Expended by Supply Store, 1,633.50 

Total expenditures, $2,102.53 

Balance in treasury of Supply Store, $ 55-95 

Assets of Board, including furniture and stationery on hand, 100.00 

Supplies on hand and outstanding claims, 346.6S 

Wliole amount on hand, .$502.63 

Collected and expended by schools in the State, $6,000.00 

Total collections this year, $8,156.60 

Respectfully submitted 

JOHN E. RAY, 

Cor. Sec. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 21 

Bro. Jacob S. Allen moved the appointment of a special 
committee to take into consideration the suggestions con- 
tained in the report, and that this committee report to-mor- 
row morning at 1 1 o'clock. Adopted. 

The chair appointed Elder O. F. GREGORY, Brethren J. 
S. Allen and P. A. Dunn as said committee. 

At I P. M. the Convention took a recess of two hours. 



Afternoon Session. 

Convention called to order at 3 P. M. by Elder C. DUR- 
HAM, Vice-President. 

Prayer by Elder W. R. GWALTNEY, 

The report of the Board of Education was read, as follows : 

REPORT of the BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Never in the history of the Baptists of North Carolina has there been so ex- 
tensive an interest manifested in the work of ministerial education as during 
the past conventional year. Since September 1st, twenty-eight young brethren 
have been assisted by the Board. One of these has decided to devote his life to 
the service of God in a foreign field and is now at the Theological Seminary in 
Louisville, having graduted last June at Wake Forest College. The other 
brethren have been students at the College and their christian walk and dili- 
gent application to study furnish a hopeful earnest of faithfulness in the Mas- 
ter's service. 

The work of the Board is becoming each year better organized and quite the 
largest part of the labor necessary to carry it on is in the way of correspendence, 
though during the present year our Corresponding Secretary has attended in 
person many of the Associations and has had the interests of the Board specially 
represented at others by faithful brethren. 

The blessings which attend the contributions made to this object are becom- 
ing more and more manifest, and there is no appeal which touches the heart of 
our Baptist people more effectually than the one to aid the young brethren who 
have determined to consecrate their time and talents to the service of God in 
the preaching of His word. 

The influence of many of these dear young men has been such that brethren 
who had been skeptical in regard to the work have been constrained to join with 
hand and heart in its prosecution. 

All departments of the cause of Christ are helped forward when this one is 
prospering. We have learned to expect that those who have been helped by 
the Board, when they have entered upon the active duties of the ministry, will 
be the earnest friends and promotives of Foreign Missi^ms, Home Missions, 
State Missions, Sunday Schools, Church Extension, and indeed of every object 
that is for the glory of God and the good of souls. To what this Board, by the 
blessing of God, has been permitted to accomplish we are indebted in no ordi- 
nary degree for the measure of prosperity which has been attained by our Col- 



22 MINUTES OF THE 



lege. Indeed it is questionable whether its very existence is not due to the 
blessing of God upon it in connection with the work of ministerial education. 

Our hope for the future is based upon the conviction that pious men and 
women are daily remembering the Board and its work at a throne of grace. 
Only as its success is the result of earnest prayer that the Savior's name may be 
glorified through its agency, can we rejoice in the thought of the future en- 
largement of the work. 

It is gratifying to be able to report that the Board was out of debt at the 
commencement,' last June. This session our work is enlarged. But we have 
sufficient pledges on the part of churches and individuals to meet our oVjligations, 
provided they shall all be paid. It would be a great disaster for the Board to 
fail to meet its obligations promptly and fully, and we appeal to the churches to 
see to it that regular and liberal contributions are made to this work. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Received of Prof. \V. B. Royall, Treas., from November 

8th, iSSi, to September 1st, 1882, ..$2,292 81 

Disbursed by Prof. W B. Royall, Treas., from November 

8th, i8Sr, to September 1st, 1882, $2,207 ~o 

Paid to C. E. Taylor, Treasurer, 85 11 

$2,292 Si 
Received by Prof. C. E. Taylor, Treas., from September 

1st, 1882, to November ist, 1S82, SiS 61 

Disbursed by Prof. C. E. Taylor, Treas., from September 

1st, to November ist, 1882, S48 99 

Balance due C. E. Taylor, Treasurer, 30 38 

$3,141 80 $3, 141 80 

Wake Forest College, N. C, Nov. 14th, 1S82. 
I hereby certify that I have examined the itemized account of Treasurer of 
the Education Board and find them correct and properly vouched. 

John M. Brewer, Auditor. 

On motion, the report was made special order Saturday 
at II A. M. 

The report of the Treasurer was read as follows, and 
adopted : 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



23 



REPORT OF TREASURER. 



Keport of B. F. Montague, Treasurer Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina, from November Isf, 1881, to November 1st, 1882; 



state Missions. 

On hand from last report 


% 272 
3,000 
100 
102 
5 
87 
300 

250 
25 
150 

50 
100 

50 
200 
150 

15 
1 

11 
ion 
200 

50 
1.53 

75 
25! 1 

25 
5 

11 

1 

29 
31 

s 
200 
25 
200 
200 
150 


53 

77 
1)0 
20 
00 
50 
00 
10 
25 
OO 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
(10 
!0 
25 
on 
00 
i)0 
00 
SO 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
40 
95 

00 
01 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

74 

60 

71 
00 
00 
01 
00 
00 
45 
50 
50 
25 

60 

67 

86 
22 


% 4,042 
S 7,315 




Amonnt received since last report 

Paid J. H. Boone 




Paid S. II. Tliompson 




Paid J. ]M. Broughton & Co., for postage 








Paid E. P. Baldwin 








Paid W. M. Keni.edy, for money order 

Paid F. U. Underwood 




Paid A. C. Davis 




Paid T. ,1. Rooke 




Paid J. B. Marsh 




Paid S. F. Conrad 




Paid W. L. Ma-;et 




Paid T. Harrison .. 




Paid G. K. Church 




Paid A. G. McManaway, for traveling expenses 




Paid Post Office, box rent, 1st quarter 




Paid ''^oreign Missions, per error 




Paid ('. ( !. Ha^ more 




Paid. J. K. Faulkner....." 




Paid W. 'I\ Jordan 




Paid G. W. Harman 

Paid W. J. Bamsrarner 




Paid .Tohn E. Ray 




Paid Jolin E. Ray, traveling expenses 




Paid .Tolm E. Ray, postage 




Paid Jol)n E. Rav, postage 




Paid \Y. K. Gwa'ltney, e;xpenses to Brushy Mt. Associat'n, 

Paid W. R. Gwaltney, expen^^es to Yadkin Association 

Paid Edwards, Broughton & Co., postage and printing min- 
utes 




Paid Edwards, Broughton & Co., printing 




Paid 0. C. Horton 




Paid W. B. Knight 




Paid Sunday Scliool Board, for qnota rent 




Paid J. R. Jones 




Paid J. D. Hnfham 




Paid A. L. Stough 








Balance on hand 


2 

S 147 

3,894 

3,535 

lOii 

iff, 

40 

25 

65 

37 

V> 

1 


30 


Foreign JTIisslons. 

On hand from last report 




Amount received 




Paid H. A. Tupper 




Paid .lohn E Ray, salary 




Paid Edwards, Broughton & Co., printing, &c 




Paid John E. Ray, postage and traveling expenses 




Paid Sunday School Board, quota ofRce rent 




Paid Education, per error 




Paid B. F. Montague, Treasurer, J^ salary 




Paid William Biggs, ^^ salary 




Paid Post Office, rent, 2d quarter 








Balance on hand • 

Elducation. 

On hand from last report , 


160 

3 217 
3,010 
2,474 


31 


Amount received 




Paid VV. B. Royall, Treasurer 








Amount carried forward 


82,474 


22 


61 



24 



MINUTES OF THE 
REPORT OF TREASURER.— Continued. 



Amount brought forward 

Paid Charles E. Taylor, Treasurer 

Paid W. Bi-rsrs, U salary 

Paid Post Office, box rent, 3d quarter. 

Paid Jacob S. Allen 

Paid B. F. Montague, % salary 



On hand. 



Siinday^ Scliool Supply Store. 



Amount received 

Pai'i Fillmore Bros., Song-books 

Paid B. (iritHtb,S. S. .supplies 

Paid Williamson ifc UpcUurch, office rent... 

Paid John Church & Co., Hong-books 

Paid Ji.hn E. Kay, postage 

Paid Kind Words, papers 

Paid JoliU E. Ray, .salary 

Paid Alfred W^illiams & Co., .S, .S. supplies. 

Paid C. C. Clawson, window shades 

Paid Jacob H. .Mien, repairs 

Paid Biblical Recorder, advertising 



2,-174'22 

b24 li' 

12 r.o 

1 25 

80 00 

37 .5<J 



On hand. 



Sunday Schools. 



Amount on hand from last report 

Amount received -. 

Amount cvverpaid by Treasurer 

Paid John E. Ray, salary 

Paid Edwards, Brousrhton & Co., printing 

Paid s V. House, painting 

Paid Fillmore Bros., 8ong-books 

Paid B. Griffith, S. 8. supplies 

Paid Lauer& Yost, black-boards 

Paid Kind Words, papers 

Paid 8. s. 8upply stores, per error 

Paid Alfred Williams & Co., supplies 

Paid Post Office, box rent, 4th quarter .., 

Paid B. F. Montague, I4 salary 

Paid John E. Ray, postage and traveling expenses.. 

Domestic missions. 



On hand, last report 

Amount received 

Paid W. H. Mcintosh 

Paid I. T. Tichenor 

Paid State Missions, per error. 
Paid E. Dodson 



On hand. 



California missions. 



On hand at last report. 

Amount received 

Paid W. H. Mcintosh 



Balance on hand. 



Orphan Asylum. 



Amount received 

Paid J. H. Mills, Supt. 



On hand , 

Amount carried forward. 



00 



100 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



25 



REPORT OF TREASURER.— Continued. 



Amount brought forward 

Cliurcli E^xtenslon. 

Amount on hand at last report 

Amount received 

Paid J. B. Boone, for Salisbury Church 

Paid J. D. Huf ham, for Rocky Mt. Church 

Paid James S. Purefoy, for Wingate Hall 

Paid J. R. Jones 

Paid John W. Allen, for Middleburg Church 

Paid I. T. Tichenor. for Church at New Orleans, La 

Paid A. L. Ferrell, for 2d Church, Raleigh 

Paid James S. Purefoy, for Endowment Fund 

Paid A. GJ McManaway, for collecting , 

On hand 

Tlieologlcal Semlnarjr. 

Amount received , 

On hand , 

Italian Mlaalons. 

Amount received , 

On band 

Total amount received 









S 13,188 


27 


9 


25 
219 

50 

a5 

22 
5 
5 

93 
5 

10 


00 
56 
30 
00 
75 
73 
00 
78 
00 
00 








11 


00 
00 


8 244 






6 


56 


« 


10 
10 


00 
00 


? 10 


09 


$ 


2 


00 




2 


(X) 












8 2 


09 






813,444 


83 



Raleigh, N. C, November 1st, 1882. 
I have carefully examined the accounts of B. F. Montague, Treasurer of the 
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and find the same correct, being, 
supported by proper vouchers. 

THOMAS H. BRIGGS, Jb., 
Attdiior of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.. 

On motion of Elder GEO. W. GREENE, so much of the 
report of the Mission Board as refers to State Missions, was 
made special order for Friday morning at 10 o'clock. 

On motion of Elder C. Durham, that part referring to 
Foreign Missions was made special order for to-morrow, 
Thursday night, at 7.30 o'clock. 

On motion of Bro. John E. Ray, that part referring to 
Home Missions, was made special order for to-morrow after- 
noon at 3 P. M. 

The chair announced the following committees : 



Finance Committee — J. W. Denmark, J. C. Leigh, A. B. Adkins. 
Periodicals — Elders J. D. Huf ham, A. D. Cohen, C. C. Haymore. 
On Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Warrenton church. 

2 



26 . MINUTES OF THE 

Bro. N. L. Shaw submitted the following, which was read 



THE PLAN FOR THE RELIEF OF SUPERANNUATED MINISTERS OF THE BAPTIST 
DENOMINATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, AND OF THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS 
OF DECEASED MINISTERS. 

Life is uncertain, and those who do most and make the greatest sacrifices for 
the good of mankind, make but little preparation, pecuniarily, for the future 
benefit of those left behind. No cldss of persons are more devoted to the spir- 
itual and temporal good of humanity than the ministers of the gospel, and their 
struggles and sacrifices for the good of others prevents that necessary prepara- 
tion lor the temporal wants of their families, after they have gone to their re- 
ward, hence we see the families of these devoted and consecrated men of God 
frequently left in want to the cold charity of a friendless world. It is time that 
the Baptists in North Carolina, who are alive to ever}' other good work, were 
devising some plan by which this fearful calamity may, to some extent, be miti- 
gated and thus relieve the suspense and anxiety of those who devote all their 
time, talents, and energies to the preaching of the gospel ; to the consummation 
of which it is with prayer to Almighty God for its success, I offer the following; 

1st. That this Convention, at its present session, shall elect or appoint nine 
gentlemen, at least five of whom shall reside in the city of Raleigh, and request 
them to act as trustees of a fund, hereinafter provided for, which fund shall be 
called the 

2d. That a committee of three, of which of Raleigh, shall be 

chairman, be appointed and charged with the duty of nominating to the proper 
legal authorities the nine gentlemen who may be appointed, and petition said 
authorities to grant an act of incorporation to the parties so named, under the 
name and style of 

3d. That the aforesaid trustees, when incorporated and duly organized, be 
requested to appoint a suitable man to the office of treasurer of the fund afore- 
said, who shall give ample security for the faithful performance of his duties, 
and shall receive and disburse funds as they may direct, and solely by their 
order. 

4th. That provisions be made for the collection of moneys for this fund as 
for other objects contemplated by this Convention, and that all such funds shall 
pass first into the hands of the treasurer of this body, and be paid by him to the 
trustees of the Ministers' fund, or their treasurer, he taking and preserving 
receipts for all such payments. 

5th. That the trustees of the ministers' fund be informed that it is the wish 
and design of this Convention to provide means of support or relief, not for all 
ministers, but for that class alone who devote their time and energies to the 
appropriate work of the ministry, and to them only when they shall have be- 
come disabled by disease or old age, and to the widows and orphans of such. 

6th. That the trustees aforesaid be furtlier requested to adopt and publish, in 
pamphlet form, regulations or laws clearly defining the objects of the fund, the 
classes who may become beneficiaries of it, and the terms and methods of mak- 
ing appropriations therefrom to the destitute. 

7th. That 33^3 per cent, of funds accruing from the annual contribution of 
the churches or benefactions of individuals, be invested in permanent interest 
bearing securities, the interest alone being made available for expenses, and 
66% per cent, of all funds thus accruing be put at interest in temporary loans, 
so that it may be easily called in whenever demands are made on the treasury. 

8th. That the aforesaid trustees be requested to make annually to this body, 
a full report of the condition of their treasury, the funds on hand, the amounts 
received and disbursed, and the names of the parties to which they have afforded 
relief or support, and these reports be made in a form adapted to their publioi- 
tion, with the minutes of this body. 

9th. That the aforesaid trustees be requested to inform this body from time 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 2'J 

to time of any vacancies which may occur in their number, and request the 
nomination of some party or parties to fill such vacancies. 

loth. That the trustees of be requested to make such special regula- 
tions in regard to the safe keeping and efficient management of large sums, 
which may be bequeathed for the objects of their organization by benevolent 
and charitable persons on their decease, as will give assurance that all such be- 
quests will be sacredly and forever devoted to those objects for which they were 
made. 

On motion, the matter was referred to a special commit- 
tee, as follows : Brethren W. H. Pace, J. M. Heck, John 
Watson, N. L. Shaw, John E. Ray and John C. Scar- 
borough. 

On motion, Elder O. F. GREGORY, pastor of the Charlotte 
church, addressed the body in behalf of that interest, and 
raised a collection in cash and pledges amounting to $141 .00. 

Elder Hufham offered the following, which was adopted: 

Whereas, We have heard with pleasure that our brethren in Greenville con- 
template building a house of worship to commemorate the organization of this 
body in that town more than fifty years ago ; therefore 

Resolved, That we do approve the purpose of our brethren in Greenville. 

Resolved, That we do commend to the liberality of our brethren in the State 
this effort of the church in Greenville. 

Elder C. C. Haymore called attention to the efforts of 
the brethren at Bethania, in building their church, and said 
he would be glad to receive help for them. 

Elder N. R. PiTTMAN asked for help for Wadesboro. 

Bro. John E. Ray told us of the labors and toils of Elder 
Enoch N. Gwyn, of the Brier Creek Association, and of 
the inability of the State Mission Board to extend to hisa 
any remuneration. 

Elder Geo, W. Greene added a few words. 

Bro. Ray asked for $25.00 to send Bro. GwYN. 

Voluntary contributions were then handed Bro. Ray to 
the amount of $56.85. 

The President recognized and welcomed Elders Caesar 
Johnson and J. Perry, Corresponding Messengers from the 
Colored Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 

On motion, adjourned. 



28 minutes of the 

Night Session. 

In the absence of Elder C. A. JENKENS, Elder H. A. 
Brown, Alternate, preached the Introductory Sermon from 
Acts, first chapter, and part of 8th verse : " But ye shall re- 
ceive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you." 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Elder A. D. Cohen conducted a devotional meeting of 
half hour. 

At 9.50 the Convention was called to order by the Presi- 
dent. 

Proceedings of yesterday read, and roll called. 

The following telegram was read : 

Baltimore, Nov. isth, 1882. 
The President of the Baptist State Convention, Warrenton, N. C: 

Colossians, second chapter, fifth verse ; (Signed)* A. C. Dixox. 

" For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying 
and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.' 

On motion, Elder C. DURHAM was appointed a special 
committee to respond, who telegraphed the following: 

Warrenton, N. C, Nov. i6th, 1S82, 
To Rev. A. C. Dixon, Baltimore, Md.: 

Phillippians 2d, 12th and 13th. (Signed) C. Durham. 

" Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence 
only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear 
and trembling : 

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleas- 
ure." 

The President announced the following committees : 

Time and Place of Next Session — Elders T. Harrison, W. T. Jordjin 
and B. F. Williams. 

To No.minate Preachers for Next Session — L, L. Polk, F. P. Hob- 
good, R. M. Johnson, 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



29 



To Nominate Board of Missions — J. A. Stradley, R. R. Overby, H. A. 
Brown. 

To Nominate Sunday School Board — F. H. Jones, J. B. Boone, John 
Mitchell. 

To Nominate Board of Education — P. A. Dunn, Jas. C. Leigh, Fred. 
\V. Eason. 

On Obituaries— Jas. B. Taylor, R. H. Marsh, R. P. Thomas, A. G. Mc- 
Manavvay, W. R. Gwaltney, B. H. Phillips, E. L. Davis. T. W. Ebeltoft, W. 
A. Nelson, C. C. Haymore, C. Durham. 



The following new Life Members were reported 



Dr. J. L. Rucker Rutherfordton. 

M. H. Justice. .Rutherfordton. 

A. L. Grayson Rutherfordton. 

Rev. J. E.Carter Hendersonville. 

Mrs. J. E.Carter Hendersonville. 

Jas. B. Ashley Forestville. 

D. W. Allen : Forestville. 

Rev. F. W. Eason Newbern. 

Mrs. C. Ivey Newbern. 

Mrs. M. Smith Newbern. 

Hon. C. C. Clark Newbern. 

B. M. Gates Newbern. 

Rev. J. B. Downing White Oak. 

W. W. Phillips Salem. 



Rev. T. G.Wood Winton. 

W. J. Peele Raleigh. 

Miss Lizzie Allen Raleigh. 

Rev. E. N. Gwyn Elkin. 

Rev. J. H. Lamberth Reidsville. 

Rev. H. A. Brown Winston. 

Rev. O. F. Gregoiy Charlotte. 

Rev. T. Harrison Rockingham. 

Rev. N. R. Pittman Wadesboro. 

Rev. W. G. Rollins ...Polkton. 

Rev. M. V. McDuffie Henderson. 

A. B. Adkins ._ ..Bethlehem. 

Rev. T. W. Ebeltoft Favetteville. 

Rev. R. Vandeventer Edenton. 



Attention was called to the seemingly very inappropriate 
and inconsistent names given to some of our churches, and 
the suggestion made that these names were a reflection on 
the cause they represent, and that they should be changed. 

The hour for the special order, the report of the Sunday 
School Board, having arrived, the special committee ap- 
pointed to consider the suggestions made, reported through 
Elder O. F. Gregory, as follows: 



The committee to whom was referred the report of the Sunday School Board, 

submit their report. 

There are three topics to which our attention is specially directed : 

I. The Supply Store. — With a very limited capital, the Board has been 

enabled to prove the desirability of maintaining this store, and thanks are due 

to them and our efificient Secretary for the wonderful success attained with so 

small an amount of money. We suggest to the Convention 

1. That if so much good has been accomplished with only $273.60. that it is 
our duty now and here to raise the other $728.00 provided for in the original 
plan, that the work may not be impeded, bjit go on with increased strength and 
usefulness. 

2. As to the matter of employing " a suitable person for his whole time to 
take charge of the Supply Store, " your committee recommend, that reposing all 



30 MINUTES OF THE 

confidence in the wisdom and judgment of the brethren of the Sunday School 
Board, this matter be referred to them with full power to act. 

II. The Sunday School Convention. So much good has already resulted 
from these meetings, that we recommend that the committee on time and place 
of next meeting, be instructed to designate also the time and place for the next 
meeting of the Sunday School Convention ; and that our Sunday School Board 
be instructed to prepare a programme and select speakers for the same. 

III. In regard to the meeting of the Bible Convention at Saratoga, N. Y., 
next May, we recommend that this Convention elect ten delegates to the same. 

Respectfully submitted. 

O. F. Gregory, 
J. S. Allex, 
P. A. Dunn. 

Committee. 

Elder Durham moved to consider the report by sections. 

The first section relating to the Sunday School Supply 
Store was read. 

Remarks were made by a number of brethren, reference 
being made for the most part to the unpaid pledges made 
at the last Convention to the Supply Store. 

Elder G. W. Greene offered the following as a substitute 
for the first section of the report : 

That the Sunday School Board be instructed to collect, so far as possible, the 
pledges made last year, and that the brethren be urged to add to this as largely 
as possible, and continue the good work already begun. 

The substitute was adopted. 

A motion to adopt the second section prevailed. 

Elder HUFHAM moved to strike out the third section. 

Elder A. G. McManaway moved, as an amendment, 
that the matter contained in the third section be referred to 
a special committee of seven. 

Several amendments were offered and ruled out of order. 

Elder BoONE called the previous question, which was 
sustained. 

The question recurring on the motion to strike out, that 
motion prevailed. 

The report of the special committee was then adopted as 
amended. 

Elder DURHAM moved the adoption of the report of the 
Sunday School Board. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 3 1 

On this remarks were made and the motion to adopt pre- 
vailed. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by Elder 
Woodson. 



Afternoon Session. 

Convention was called to order by Vice-President Elder 
C. Durham, and lead in prayer by Elder J. K. Faulkner. 

On motion of Prof. Royall, the regular order, Home 
Missions, was suspended to hear a report from committee 
to nominate the Educational Board. 

The following report, submitted by Bro. P. A. DUNN, was 
adopted : 

ALLEN, W. O. MILLS, L.'R. RIDDICK, W. G. 

ALLEN, D. W. POWERS. Dr. J. B. ROYALL, W. B. 

BROOKS, W. T. PITREFOY, F. M. SCARBOROUGH. C. W. 

BREWER, J. M. PUREFOY, J. S. SMITH, W. B. 

CHAPPELL. L. PUREFOY, N. A. SIMMONS, W. G. 

DUNN, P. A. POTEAT, VV. L. TAYLOR, C. E. 

DUNN, W. B. ROYALL, WM. VANN, Dk. A. B. 
LANKFORD, Dr. W- C. 

Regular order of business, that part of report of Board of 
Missions which relates to Home Missions, was read by the 
Secretary. 

On motion, the same was adopted. 

Remarks were made by Prof. ROYALL and Elder E. DoD- 
SON. 

Elder O. F. Gregory moved that the amount of the collec- 
tion, when taken, be given to the pledges of $200 made at 
the Southern Baptist Convention for payment of the debt 
due on the Coliseum Place Church, New Orleans. Adopted. 

Elder T. W. Ebeltoft addressed the body, after which 
a collection was taken amounting in cash and pledges to 
$118.50. 

Elder T. HARRISON, for the committee on Time and 



32 



MINUTES OF THE 



Place for the next session of the Convention, reported as 
follows : 

" Your committee to whom was referred the place of meeting of the next 
Convention, respectfull)' recommend Edenton, November 14th, 1883. Also 
that the time and place of the State Sunday School Convention be left to the 
decision of the Sunday School Board." 

The report was adopted. 

Prof. F. P. HOBGOOD, for the committee to nominate 
preachers, reported as follows, which was adopted : 

Introductory Sermon — Rev. A. G. McManaway ; Alternate, Rev. O. F. 
Gregor)\ 

Missionary Sermon — Rev. J. A. Mundy ; Alternate, Rev. N. R. Pittman. 

Elder J. A. Stradley, for the committee to nominate 
Board of Missions, submitted the following, which was 
adopted : 



ALFORD, J. H. 
ALLEN. G. M. 
BAILEY, C.T. 
BlOfiS. NOAH 
BLAi KWOQD, A. D. 
BU(JI'(;HT0N. N. B. 
BRIL)GE.s, J. S. 
bale. T. W. 
BROWN, H.A. 
BOONE. .T. B. 
BREWER. .1. B. 
BETTS. ALVIN 
COOKE, C. M. 
Do KKUV, H. C. 
DAVIS, E. L. 
DUNN, P. A. 
DURHAM, C. 
DURHAM, I. W. 
EDWARDS, C. B. 
EAS(,)N,F W. 
EIU;LTf)FT, T. W. 
FRusT, E. 
FLEMMING, R. D. 
FLE.MMING, S. H. 



GRAHAM, W. A. 
CJWALTNEY, W. R. 
GREGORY, O.F. 
HARMAN.G. W. 
HAYMORE, C. C. 
HECK, .1. M. 
HOBGOOD, F. P. 
HUFHAM, J. D. 
HOWARD, B. D. 
HOLDEN, W. W. 
HOLDING. .1. N. 
HORTON, HENRY 
JOXES. F. H. 
JOYNKR, J. D. 
JENKINS. C. A. 
JITSTICE. C. B. 
JONES, W. N. 
JEFFRIES, M. G. 
K K R RIDGE, WILLIAM 
LEIGH, J. C. 
LENNON, HAYNES 
LANKFORD, W. C. 
MARSH, R. H. 
MONTAGUE, B. F. 



MOORE, E. S. 
MUNDY, J. A. 
McMANAWAY, A. G. 
NELSON, W. A. 
OVERBY, R. R. 
PACE, W. H. 
REINHART, H. W. 
RAY, J E. 
RKmARDSON, J. B. 
SAVAGE, R. R. 
SCARBOROUGH, J. C. 
SHAW, N. L. 
SKINNER, T. E. 
SPEItJHT, T. T. 
STRADLEY. J. A. 
SMITH, J. W. 
TAYLOR, J. B. 
THOMAS, R. P. 
WATSON. JOHN 
WEBB, J. T. 
WIGGS,T. J. 
WOMBLE. J., Jr. 
WOGD, T. G. 
WRIGHT, W. L. 



Elder F. H. JONES, for the committee to nominate a Sim- 
day School Board, reported as follows, which was adopted : 



ALLEN. J. S. 


FARRISS, C. S. 


ARMSTRONG, JOHN 


FRENCH, W. A. 


BRKiGs, T. H., Jr. 


GWALTNEY, W. R. 


BR' M(iHTON, N.B. 


GADDY, K. B. 


BR' 'C(;HT0N, J. M. 


(JWAF/rNlCY, L. P. 


Bii- y ]■:..]. B. 


(illAYSCN, A. L. 


BIJ liSONG, J. C. 


(iltAHAM. W. A. 


CO\ FNGTON, B. 


HARHF.hL.E. G. 


COiMCN, A. D. 


HAYMOliB, C. C. 


Dl- N NLARK, J. W. 


HEi'K, J. M. 


Dri;nAM,c. 


HOWARD, J. D, 


DICHAM, I W. 


IVEY, F. H. 


Dl ' .Ni;.j. s. 


JONES, W. N. 


El ; 11/1(1 FT. T. W. 


JONES, F. H. 


P"Li>M.MLNG, R. D. 


MARCOM. J. C. 


FLEMMING, S.H. 


MUNDY, J. A. 



NELSON, W. A. 
POLK, L. L. 
POOL, J. M. 
PEEL, W. J, 
PHILLIPS, B.H. 
RAY, J. E. ' 
SKINNER, T. E. 
SCARBOROUGH, J. C. 
STRADLEY, J. A. 
SPAINHOITR, R. A. 
VANN, C. S. 
in'cmnjcH. W. G. 
VAN DE VENTER, R. 
WILLLAMSON, B. P. 
WILLIAMS, E. 0. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 33 

A postal was read from Rev. Dr. BURROWS, of Norfolk, 
expressing his regret at not being able to attend the Con- 
vention as he had expected. 

Then the Convention adjourned with prayer by Prof. Wm. 
B. ROVALL. 



Night Session. 

After singing " All hail the power of Jesus name," the 
Convention was called to order at 7.30 by the President. 

Prayer by Elder R. R. OvERBV. 

The special order, being so much of the report of the 
Board of Missions as related to Foreign Missions, was ta- 
ken up. 

On a motion to adopt, addresses were made by Rev. Dr. 
J. L. M. CURRY, President of the Foreign Mission Board of 
the Southern Baptist Convention, and Rev. Dr. A. E. DICK- 
INSON, Editor of the Religions Herald, Richmond, Va., after 
which a cash collection was raised to the amount of $39.00. 

The report was then adopted. 

Rev. Dr. SkInner moved that we hold a sunrise prayer 
meeting to-morrow morning, and each morning hereafter 
instead of at 9 o'clock. Adopted. 

The body then adjourned with benediction by Rev. Dr. 
Skinner. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. % 

Friday, Nov. 17th, 1882. 

A sunrise prayer meeting was held this morning, led by 
Elder A. D. Blackwood. 

The Convention was called to order at 9.30 by the Presi- 
dent. 



34 MINUTES OF THE 

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Nelson. 

Proceedings of yesterday's session read. 

Elder W. B. Harrell moved that so much of yesterday's 
record as referred to the names of churches, be stricken out. 

The motion was lost. 

Elder C.ESAR JOHNSON, Corresponding Messenger of the 
Colored Baptist State Convention, being requested, addressed 
the body. Expressed his thanks for courtesies shown him ; 
called attention to the work of Shaw University, and to the 
work of the colored Baptists in this State, and asked for aid 
and sympathy. 

Rev. Dr. I. T. TiCHENOR, Corresponding Secretary of the 
Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 
was introduced to the body by Rev. Dr. Jas. B. Taylor. 

The President welcomed Dr. TiCHENOR, and he returned 
thanks and expressed his delight at being present. 

Elder HUFHAM moved that Rev. Dr. J. L. M. CURRY be 
requested to address the Convention this afternoon at 3.30 
o'clock, on the subject of Education, and the Rev. Dr. TiCH- 
ENOR be requested to address us to-night at 7:30 o'clock on 
the subject of Home Missions. 

The motion prevailed. 

Elder DURHAM moved a reconsideration of the vote by 
which the report of the committee on Time and Place was 
adopted. 

Remarks were made by Elders J. A. SPEIGHT, FRED..W. 
Eason, T. T. Speight, R. R. Overby, and Bro. L. L. Polk. 

The motion to reconsider did not prevail. 

The following telegram was read : 

Greenville, N. C., Nov. i6th, 1S82. 
To the President of the Baptist State Convention, Warrenton, N. C: 

We send greeting. Beg that you will remember our Memorial Church at 
Greenville. Proverbs 19th chapter 17th verse. 

Ladies Baptist Sewing Society. 

On motion, the President was instructed to make suita- 
ble reply. 

The hour for the special order having arrived. State Mis- 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 35 

sions, the same was taken up on a motion to adopt that 
part of the report of the Mission Board. 

Remarks were made by J. A. Speight, W. H. Pace, W. 
T. Jordan, Dr. A. E. Dickinson, John E. Ray, J. D. Huf- 
HAM, A. G. McManaway. 

Pledges were then made to the State Mission Board for 
its work next year, amounting to $4,500.00. 

The report was then adopted. 

On motion of Bro. W. H. Pace, the time fixed for the 
commencement of Dr. Curry'S address on Education this 
afternoon, was changed to 3.10 instead of 3.30 o'clock. 

With benediction by Elder HuFHAM, the Convention 
adjourned. 



Afternoon Session. 

Convention called to order at 3 P. M. by the President. 

Prayer by Elder R. T. Vann. 

On motion of Bro. JOHN E. Ray, the fixed time for the 
meeting of this Convention hereafter shall be on Wednesday 
after the second Sunday in November in each year. 

Bro. Ray moved also that the fixed year of the Conven- 
tion be made to close on Saturday night before the day set 
for the meeting of the Convention. Adopted. 

Rev. Dr. J. L. M. CURRY then addressed the Convention 
on the subject of Education. 

After the address, the Convention adjourned with prayer 
by Dr. NELSON. 



Night Session. 

After singing " Precious Name," Convention was called 
to order at 7.30 o'clock. 

Prayer by Prof. C. E. Taylor. 

By request, Dr. I. T. TiCHENOR, Corresponding Secretary 
of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 



36 MINUTES OF THE 

vention, addressed the Convention in behalf of the work of 
that Board. 

A collection in cash and pledges was raised, amounting to 
$210.85. 

Elder James B. Taylor moved that we pledge to en- 
deavor to raise the sum of $2,500 during the next year for 
the Home Mission Board. Adopted. 

The report of the Board of Missions was then adopted as 
a whole. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by Rev. 
Dr. TiCHENOR. 



FOURTH DAY— Morning Session. 

Sunrise prayer meeting was conducted by Elder F. H. 
Jones. 

Convention met at appointed hour. President read 63d 
Psalm. 

Prayer by Elder G. J. DOWELL. 

Elder HUFHAM, for the committee on Periodicals, read 
the following report : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Among the most powerful agencies for the dissemination of truth and the 
building up of the Redeemer's kingdom in North Carolina, nothing is more 
influential than the Biblical Recorder. Wherever it is taken and read all 
the interests of the denomination prosper. An intelligent reading people are 
a working people. Teach Baptists their duty and they will do it. Give them 
the Recorder, and from it they will learn their duty. 

The Foreign Mission Journal is full of interesting and instructive matter 
about our foreign mission work. Circulate it among the people. 

The Sunday Schools cannot do better than to take Kind Words and use the 
lessons and lesson papers connected therewith. For the very little ones the 
Child's Gem should be taken. M 

Elder C. T. Bailey, editor of the Biblical Recorder, 
addressed the Convention, and he was followed by Elders 
Harrell, Hufham and Pittman. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 37 

Bro. W. F. Marshall, Senior Editor of the JVake Forest 
Stndoit, spoke in behalf of that magazine, and was followed 
by Bro. C. M. Cooke. 

Elder R. H. Marsh, Editor of the Orphans Friend, ad- 
vocated the claims of that paper. 

The report of the committee on Periodicals was then 
adopted. 

The hour for the special order, the report of the Educa- 
tion Board, having arrived, the same was taken up, 

Prof. Taylor addressed the body and was followed by 
Bro. J. M. Heck, Dr. Tichenor, Dr. Nelson, Elder E. L. 
Davis. 

The report was then adopted. 

Rev. Dr. Mitchell lead in prayer in behalf of the young 
ministers at Wake Forest College. 

The committee on Religious Exercises reported as follows: 

ORDER OF exercises FOR SUNDAY. 

II a. m.— In this church J. B. Boone will preach the Missionary Sermon; 
in the jNIethodist church, W. A. Nelson; in the colored church, E. L. Davis. 

3 p. m.— In this church, R. T. Vann; in the Methodist church, R. R. Savage; 
in the colored church, T. T. Speight. 

7:30 p. m.— In this church, I. T. Tichenor; in the Methodist church, Fred. 
W. Eason; in the colored church, J. M. C. Luke. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by 
Elder J. K. HoWELL. 



Afternoon Session. 

Convention called to order at 3 o'clock. Prayer by Elder 
Savage. 

Dr. W. A. Nelson offered the following resolution, which 

was adopted : 

Resolved, That as a Convention we earnestly call attention to the great 
importance of female education, and to the female colleges for that purpose 
within our bounds. That we bid them God speed in their respective spheres 
of usefulness, and pray God's blessing upon them, and that we earnestly urge 
upon our people the duty of educating their daughters. 



38 MINUTES OF THE 

Dr. Nelson introduced Elder R. D. Mallary, President 
of Shelby Female College, who spoke of his school and 
location. 

Remarks were also made by Elder R. R. Savage, chair- 
man of the Faculty of Chowan Baptist Institute, in behalf 
of that school. 

Also by Prof. F. P. HOBGOOD, Principal of Oxford Female 
Seminary, for that school. 

Elder Jas. B. Taylor, for the committee on Obituaries, 
offered the following report : 

Since the last session of our Convention, it has pleased God to call away from 
the sphere of this earthly service our brother, Elder A. E. Bennett. He died 
in Lilesville, last September, in his sixty-second year. Bravely and earnestly 
did he preach the gospel a quarter of a centurj'. Strong in faith, liberal with 
his labors and with iiis large wealth, he was among the most useful men of God 
in the Pee Dee section of North Carolina. 

We have to chronicle also the death, in May last, of our venerable brother. 
Elder W. S. Fontaine, who has spent the last few years of his life in this State. 
Though not the pastor of churches, he preached for several years in the coun- 
try around Reidsville. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him, and 
died in the triumphs of the gospel. 

Bro. N. L. Shaw, for the committee appointed to con- 
sider the plan submitted for support of superanuated min- 
isters, their widows and orphans, reported as follows : 

Your committee appointed to consider the report in regard to providing for 
Superanuated Ministers and their widows and orphans, beg leave to suggest 
the appointment of a committee of five to consider the matter and report at our 
next Convention. 

W. H. Pace, 
J. M. Heck, 
N. L. Shaw, 
John E. Ray, 
J. C. Scarborough, 
• Committee. 

Remarks were made by Elders HUFHAM and Brown and 
Bro. Shaw, and Elder J. S. PUREFOY. 

The recommendation was adopted and the following com- 
mittee appointed : 

N. B. Broughton, Wm. H. Pace, Chas. M. Cooke, Noah Biggs, Prof. J. B. 
Brewer, N. L. Shaw, L. L. Polk and J. C. Scarborough. 

Corresponding messengers were appointed to the Western 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 3g 

Baptist Convention as follows : W. A, NELSON, J. D. HuF- 
HAM, H. A. Brown, R. R. Savage, and E. Dodson. 

Messengers were also appointed to the colored Baptist 
Convention as follows: O. F. GREGORY, W. A. Nelson, E. 
L. Davis, W. B. Harrell, J. B. Boone, and J. C. Scar- 
borough. 

Bro. Scarborough reported as correspondent to the last 
session of the colored Baptist Convention, held at Durham, 
that he was cordially received and kindly treated. 

Elder HUFHAM moved that the service to-night be de- 
voted to a mass-meeting in behalf of the Sunday School 
work. Adopted. 

Dr. Nelson offered the following resolutions, which were 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due, and are hereby cordially 
extended to the citizens of Warrenton; to the members of this church, and es- 
pecially to the friends of other denominations of this town for the generous 
hospitality with which the members of this body have been entertained, and to 
the Methodist denomination for the use of their house of worship. 

Resolved, That the Secretary be authorized to print 2,000 copies of the 
minutes of this session, to send two copies to each church clerk, and to draw 
on the treasurer for the usual amount for his compensation. 

Elder A. D. Blackwood moved to amend by inserting 
railroads in resolutions of thanks. Adopted. 

On motion adjourned with benediction by Elder J. S. 
Purefoy. 



Night Session. 

Convention called to order at 7:30 o'clock. Opened by 
singing in Sunday School song-book, " Triumph By and By." 
Prayer by Bro. Farriss. 

In accordance with resolution passed in afternoon session 
Bro. N. B. Broughton announced the object of this meet- 
ing — " Mass-meeting in behalf of Sunday School work " — 
and lead off, followed in short and spirited speeches by 
Brethren Nelson, Blake, VanDeventer, Gower, Mil- 
liard and Vann. 



40 MINUTES OF THE 

The interest of the meeting was increased by beautiful 
music from the church choir, interspersed between the 
speeches. 

Meeting closed by singing doxology. Benediction by 
Elder J. B. BoONE. 



SABBATH DAY. 

Preaching was had at the various churches according to 
the report on Religious Exercises. After the sermon at the 
Baptist church at night, 

President called the Convention to order. 

Bro. J. W. Denmark, for the committee on Finance, re- 
ported. 

Your Committee on Finance submit the following report: 
Received for State Missions — 

From Brown Creek Association, 

Waxhaw church, $ 2 50 

From South Yadkin Association, 

Mocksville church, _ 3 50 

Yadkin Valley church, 2 00 

Charlotte church, 5 00 

Sunday morning collection, 16 36 

$29 36 

Received for Foreign Missions — 

From Mount Zion Association 

Mt. Moriah church, $ 6 35 

Rose of Sharon church, 4 00 

From Cedar Creek Association, 

Missionary Society of Providence church, 7 55 

Cash collection 39 00 

56 90 

Received for Home Missions — 

From South Yadkin Association, 

Charlotte church, 10 00 

Cash collection, 44 33 

54 33 

Received for Education — 

From South Yadkin Association 

Cliarlotte church, 10 00 

From Brushy Mountain Association, 

Lowell Creek church, _ 3 75 

13 75 

Received for Church Extension — 

From Charlotte church for Salisbury church, 5 00 

Total, $159 34 

Respectfully submitted, James W. Denmark, 

J. C. Leigh, 
A, B. Adkins. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 4I 

The President expressed his thanks to the Convention for 
kindness and courtesy shown him, and in behalf of the body- 
thanked the people of Warrenton for their generous hospi- 
tality. 

On motion, then adjourned to meet in Edenton, November 
13th, 1883. 

The parting hand was taken while the large audience sang 
" Precious Name." 



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MIXUTES OF THE 



List of Ordained Baptist Ministers in North Carolina. 



Abernathy, R. P Murphy. 

Abernathy, W Happy Home. 

A<ianis, J Mulberry. 

Adams, E. J Mt. Nebo. 

Adams, J. P Jouesville. 

Addertou, W. S Denton 

Albriton, J. T Mt. Olive. 

Alilerniaii, A. B Hawley's ^Store. 

AH ISO J. K Waynesville. 

Ammons, John Morgan Hill. 

Amnions, Y Charleston. 

Aman, D. F Sneed s Ferrv. 

Anderson, J. W Mars Hill. 

Angel, James Booneville. 

Ashley, B. W Wilkesboro. 

Askew William Elizabeth City. 

Atkinson, J. W Koser's Store. 

Aycrs, J. W Bakersville. 

Ax, L Ciuallatown. 

Eabb, T. W Wiggins' X Roads. 

Eailey, C. T Raleigh. 

l'.aidwin, E. F Greensboro. 

Baldwin, T. M Franklinsville. 

Baldwin, M Winston. 

Baldwin, S Snipe-"' Store. 

Barlow, J. B Wilniicigt'n. 

Barber, B. D 8mithlield. 

Barber, B. F Windsor. 

Barker, A. N New Hope. 

Barkley, J. G Roeky Jlonnt. 

Barnes, K Sterling's Mills. 

Barnes, S. 1> 

Barn-it, W. A Franklinton. 

Beacliam, E. F Franklinton. 

Bean. B. N Brevard. 

Beard, C. E Fayetteville. 

Boasley, .1. J .Matthews. 

Beasley, J. M Fayetteville. 

Beck, A. W Davidson River. 

Beck, M. K Troy's Store. 

Bell, J. W Clinton. 

I'.est, E. A Richlands. 

I5cst, G. S Kenansville. 

Bennett, Joel shallotte. 

Bennett, J. L Monroe. 

Berry, W. C East Laport. 

Betts, Allen Winslow 

Bett.s, Alvin Raleigh. 

Biveus. J. A Monroe. 

Blackwood, A. D Ra,!eigh. 

Blackburn, S. M 

Blake. W. P Weluon. 

Bland, William Harrell's Store. 

Blanton, J. H Fari Bluff. 

Blythc, .1 Saluda. 

Bogart, C. P Fdenton. 

Boone, J. B Salisbury. 

Booth, J. H E;rrpsboro. 

Bostick, W. M Bostick's Mills. 

Bostick, a. P AVake Forest Ccllege. 

Bradley, .1. D Vanceville. 

Bradley, W. T Mor-an Hill. 

Braslngloii, J. T Wadesboro. 

Brendle, E. D Webster. 

■Brickhonse, Ij. C Columbia. 

Bright, T Olencoe. 

Bridi;ers. J. M shflby. 

BriL'gs, H. W Ivy Gap. 

Brlggs. W Shiloh. 



Briggs, W. K Brlggsville. 

Britt, J. L Warsaw. 

Brooks, G. W Cherryfiold. 

Brooks, J. N Mulberry, 

Brooks, W. T., D.D.,..Wake Forest Col. 

Brown, C. C Sourwood. 

Brown, M. M East Laport. 

Brown, W. G Hamptonville. 

Brown, W. L Statesville. 

Brown, H. A Winston. 

Brumtield, J Dallas. 

Brunt, William Lillington. 

Bryan, J. M Boman's Bluff. 

Br van, L Elizabethtown. 

Bryan, R. T Chapel Hill. 

Buelianan, J. W Bakersville. 

Buchanan, C. N Webster. 

Buchanan, J. L Webster. 

Buchanan, K Bakersville. 

Buchanan, .S Big Meadow. 

Buchanan, W. S Bakersville. 

Buchanan, L Plum Tree. 

Buchanan, W. G Ledger. 

Buckner, L Big Laurel. 

Buie, D. A 

Bunigarner, W. J Ellendale. 

Bumgarner, J Knob Creek. 

Bunch, E Gates ville. 

Burcham, S. M Elkin. 

Burfoot, A. W Columbia. 

Caines, J. T. Lumberton. 

Calder, J. W Harper's X Roads. 

Callaway, A. G Alhemarle. 

Campbell, A.N Winslow. 

Campbell, T. J Island Ford. 

Campton, C. M Forks of Pigeon. 

Carpenter, D Double Shoals. 

Carrick, Thomas Greenville. 

Carter, T Head of Tennessee. 

Garter, Joseph E Hendersonville. 

Case. C. C White Oak Hall. 

Cashwell, C. S Boslin. 

Castephens, T. D Mt. Nebo. 

Caudle, S. A Lanesboro. 

Caud.e, .1. H Quaker Gap. 

Cbaffin, N. S Cana. 

Childers, W. R 

Church, G. H Boone. 

Church, J. W Boone. 

Churchill, O Chalk Level. 

Clark, J. D Lumberton. 

Clenny, L. M .\lbemarle. 

Cobb, X. I^ Waynesville. 

Cobb, J. H Lumber Bridge. 

Cogdfll, James 

Cohen, A. D Gary. 

Collis, .Tames Grassy Creek. 

Collis, S. M Bakersville. 

(.■olliiis, J. W Chalk Level. 

Collins, S. 1) Lumberton. 

(.;omer, J. Q, Hamiilonville. 

Connally, J. K Asheville. 

Conner, W. H Ocona Lufta. 

Conrad, s. F Lewlsville. 

Conway, D. W Happy Home. 

Cook, George Bakersville. 

Coppedire. O. W Castalia. 

Corn, A. J Crab Tree. 

Corn, M Green River. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



43 



Coinsilk. A Cheoah. 

Civecb, \V St. CUurles. 

Crews, R. W Farmiugtou. 

Croom, H. M Wallace. 

Ciutchaeld, E Troy's Wtore. 

Cnlbreth, H RiUlaerfordton. 

Dauiel, S. A Jerusalem. 

David, E Taylors vllle. 

Davis, J. D Kaleigli. 

Davi.s, A.C Ames. 

Davis, E. Li Olive Branch. 

Davis, H Trail Brauch. 

Davis, J. W Pollitoa. 

Dentou, J. R Dysartsville. 

Devin, R. I Oxford. 

Deweese, W Aquuoe. 

Deweese, L Mar's HIU. 

Dickson, J. W Wliiteville. 

DixoiJ. T Shelby. 

Dow, l>. B JLumberiou. 

Dowell, G. J (_'ary. 

Doweil, W Jeuniu^s' Mills. 

Dov' uing, J. B Cedar Creek. 

Duckworth, J. H Brevard. 

Duke, ii. M iriilliardston. 

Duncan, H. J Clinton. 

Duncan, J. W Ledger. 

Duncan. F. M 

Dunn, < . Ciierryrield. 

Durham, C Durham. 

Eason, F. W Nevvbern. 

Ebeltult, T. W Fayeltevllle. 

Edwards, A. A Wilmington. 

Edwards, J. P 

Edwards, O.T Ore Hill. 

Elam, P. R King's Mountain. 

E.ler, J. F 

Ellington, J. F Clayton. 

Ensley. \V Webster. 

Faison, J. P Harrell's Store. 

Farthing, A.C Sweet Water. 

Farthing, J. A Sweet Water. 

Farthing, S.J Sweet Water. 

Farthing, R. P Sweet Water. 

Farriss, O. S Raleigh. 

Faulkner. J. K Newton. 

Ferrvli, M. S Green Level. 

Fislier, }) Fine's Creek. 

Fisher, J G Roslin. 

Fisher, R Cedar Ci eek. 

FleetwtKKl, ,). C Margarettsville. 

Flemming, R. T .• .Marion. 

Fontaine. W. B King's Mountain. 

Fontaine, P. H! KehisviUe. 

Forman, C. C Centre. 

Franklin, J. K Kapp's Mill 

Franklin, M Bakersville. 

Freeman. F. M Forest City. 

Freeman, .T. H Durham. 

Freeman, M. L Louisburg. 

Freeman, M. D 

Fulford, W.J Cool Spring. 

Fuquay, S. W Sulphur Springs. 

Galaway, A. G Albemarle. 

Gilbert, R. M Blue Ridge. 

GiDiland, D Elizabeth City. 

Gilmore, S Bear (Jre«k. 

Gilreath. A Cedar Run. 

Glenn, D. A Littleton. 

Gooding, A Sweet Home. 

Goforth, J. A Big Pine Creek. 

Goforlh, S. S Lovelace. 

Gray, W. F Sourwood. 

Grayson, J.C Bridgewater. 

Green, C. M Robbinsville. 



Green, J. B New Hope. 

Green, L. H Bakersville. 

Green, P. G Stecoah. 

Green, S. M Bakersville. 

Greene, G. W Moravian Falls. 

Gregory, O. F Charlotte. 

Gurgarius, J. W Wadesboro. 

Gwaltiiey, L. P Cedar Run. 

Gwaltney, J. P York Institute. 

Gwaltney, W. R Raleigh. 

Gwaltney, J. S Collettsville. 

Gwyn, E. N Elkin. 

Hackney, D St. Lawrence. 

Hackney, J. D St. Lawrence. 

Haithcock, W. H Albemarle. 

Haithcock, U. V Albemarle. 

Hamner, W. H Tbomasville. 

Hamrick, F. C Rutherfordton. 

Hamrick, G. P Whitaker's. S. C. 

Harman, G. W Marion. 

Harper, R. D Hilliardston. 

Harrell, D Windsor. 

Harrell, William Forest City. 

Harrell, H Forest City. 

Harrell, W. B Monroe. 

Harris, .L A Lynch. 

Harris, W Kapp's Mills. 

Hiirriugton, S. H Bakersville. 

Harrington. E. P Etird's Mills. 

Harrison, T Rockingham. 

Hayes, William Manteo. 

Haymore, C. C Mt. Airy. 

Haynes, I. N Wilkesboro. 

HHvnes, Forks of Pigeon. 

Heatherly, A Flat Rock. 

Hilburns, L. W Robeson's. 

Hildebrand, A Warlick's Mills. 

Hildcbrand, I. M Woodlawn. 

Hill, G. W Whiteville. 

Hill, J. G Stanley Creek. 

Hill, L. W Robeson's. 

Hoi'ut, H Earpsboro. 

Hucut, J. C Dayton. 

Hodge. J. F Gold Hill. 

Hoggard, J. N Murfreesboro. 

Hollander. J. W Plum Tree. 

Hollar, I Zimmerman. 

Holleman, J. M Apex. 

Honeycutt, W. A Ivy Gap. 

Houeycutt, T. M Ivy Gap. 

Honeycutt, Samuel Ivy Gap. 

Hooker, J. W Leicester. 

Hooper, L. W Rich Mountain. 

Hopkins, W.J Crowell's. 

Horner, T. J Henderson. 

Horton, O. C Elizabeth City. 

Howell, J. K.. Selma. 

Howell, Jesse Green Level. 

Howard. W. H Point Caswell. 

Hoyle, M. B Flinty Branch. 

Hovle, J. A Cherryville. 

Huf ham, 3. D., D.D Scotlaiid Neck. 

Hufham, G. W Warsaw. 

Hughes, J Elkin. 

Hull, W. F Mull's Grove. 

Humphries, C. F Oxford. 

Hunt, T. J Westville. 

Irwin, A. C Shelbj'. 

Israel, L. Y Hominy Creek. 

Ivey, F. H._ Goldsboro. 

Ivey, S Leesville. 

Jackson, John Quallatown. 

James, B. H Olive Branch. 

James, J. J Yancey vlile. 

Jeffries, M, D Chapel Hill. 



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MINUTES OF THE 



Jenkins, C. A Warsaw. 

Jessup, B. F Cedai' Creek. 

Johnson, t;. D Lumberton. 

Jones, A. T Poor's Ford. 

Jones, F. H Yanceyville. 

Jones, J. J Webb's Foru. 

Jones, G. S Hendersonville. 

Jones, J. R Hickory. 

Jones, R. T Flat Rock. 

JonfS, W. T Wilson. 

Jordan, F. M Heudersouville. 

Jordan, James Troj'. 

Jordan, J Roaring Kiver. 

Jordan, W. H Oxford. 

Jordan, NV. P Small's X Heads. 

Jordan, \V, T Lumberton. 

Jordan, Y >.ew Hope. 

Judd, ii. Jj Jonesboio. 

Justice, A. A West's ^lills. 

Justice, C B Rullierl'ordlon. 

Jusiice, T. B Mills' Spring. 

Jusuca, A. I Aslieviile. 

Kelly, D. C Abbottsburg. 

Kennedy, \V. M Magnolia. 

King, B. F Windsor. 

King, J. K Monroe. 

King, \V. G Osgood. 

Kilciieu, A. h; Greensboro. 

Kivett. M. i) iroy's .-lure. 

Knight, W. B snow Hill. 

Knight, D. M 

Knight, W. F 

Lambreth, William Salisbury. 

Land, L Norlh Fork. 

Lanier, Benjamin Level iiaiu. 

Lansdell, J . J Koxboro. 

Latta, A. T Monroe. 

Lawhon, W. U. H (.,'arthage. 

Layion, J. H Rogers' Stoie. 

Leary, 1. J l,eauiorl. 

Leatfiermau, Hull's X Roads. 

Lee, .r. P Reyiioldson. 

Leiiuou, H i;ladeniioro. 

Lennou, J. P Robesoii's. 

Lc<iueux, H. 1) Latawba. 

Lewellyn, J. H Dob.>on. 

Littleton, J. T Albeinarle. 

Lillletou, J.K Albemaile. 

Logan, W. H Giiissy Knob. 

Logjin, R. P Sweet IJoine. 

long, B Franklin. 

Long, M. P FianklUi. 

Long, John Qualiatown. 

Lovelt, W Princeton. 

Luke, J. M. C Elizabeth City. 

Lynch, A. O Green Hill. 

Mace.G.W Romans Bluft. 

Mace, W. D I'luni Tree. 

Macomson, M. V Morganton. 

Ma.ct, W.L liailey. 

Mallary,R. D Sheloy. 

Marcoin, J.C Ballenlme's Mills. 

Mar.-h, u. H Oxford. 

Marsh, J. B Catawba. 

^lar.sbail, J. A ..Hamburg. 

Martin, J. H Long lowu. 

Martin, K \\ hite Oak. 

Martin, N Red Banks. 

Marshbiirn, J. Q, Finc'.s Creek. 

Mason, J. P Cliapel Hill. 

Mason, M Cherryfield. 

Matihews. O. M Clinton. 

Matthews, B Miurwood. 

Matthews, J. R Powellsville. 

May, M .A.inone. 

May, Samuel Cross Roads » hurcli. 

May, S. S Cross Roads Church. 



Maynard, J. R Morrisville. 

McCarthy, W. C Hendersonville. 

McCurry, L Dysar^sville. 

McClendon, J. J 

McDaniel, R WhitesviUe. 

McUevitt, J. M Marshall. 

McDevitt, P Marshall. 

McDuffie, M. V Henderson. 

McFaddin, J. T Rutherlordton. 

McMannaway, A. G Franklinton. 

McMahan, A Poor's Ford. 

McMillan, D. C Leesville. 

Mc.Mi Uau, N Shallotte. 

McMillan, J. F Marion, S. C. 

McNeil, Milton 

McSwain, A. A Shelby. 

McSwain, L. H ^ Whitaker's. 

Meadows, \V. C Moravian Falls. 

Melvin, W. S 'WhiieOak. 

Mercer, oST Lumberton. 

Merchant, Franklin. 

Metcalf, J Briggsvilie. 

Miles, J French ttroad. 

Miller, J Fair View. 

:Mingus, C. B Pigeon River. 

Miiiiz, W Shufordsvilie. 

Mitchell, John, D.D Asiieville. 

Mitchell,.S. W Morrisville. 

Mizzell. M. L Windsor. 

Monroe, John Laurel Hill. 

Montague, J. E Bethel Hill. 

Montague, E. J Centre Grove. 

Montague, J. P Tally Ho. 

Moore, G. P Pittsboro. 

Moore, R. A Saxapahaw. 

Moore, R. R 

Morgan, B. L Stecoah. 

Morgan, E Hominy Creek. 

Morgan, E. J Hominy Creek. 

Morgan, W. C Robblnsville. 

Morgan, S. J Morgan Hill. 

Morton, H Thomasville. 

Morton, W. G Albemarle. 

Morton, s. D Ansonville. 

Moss, X. H Cherryviile. 

Mullinax, T. H Erwinsviile. 

Muady, J. A.. D.D Warren ton. 

Murchison, D. C Gulf. 

Myers, \V. A Osbornville. 

Myers, A. E Round Mountain. 

Nelson, C. J Goldsboro. 

Nelson, D. B Horse tshoe. 

Nelson, W. A., D.D Sheli.y. 

Newberry, T. B Rockingham. 

Newell, G. W Mapleville. 

Newton, R Fayette villa. 

Newton, D. N Fayetteville. 

Newton, C. C Camera. 

Norris, H. W Ballentines Mills. 

Nowell. W. C Clayton. 

Nowell, A. J Eagle Rock. 

Olive, Johnson Holly Springs. 

Oliver, J. R Mt. Olive. 

Oliver, P Daltoa. 

Ollis, W. H Plum Tree. 

Overby, K. R Belcross. 

Overton, W. C Winton. 

Owens, W. C Monroe. 

Owen, S. C Rich Mountain. 

Owen. J. L Hamburg. 

Owl, S Qualiatown. 

Oxford, Isaac fiowusviUe. 

Page, W. U Hawleys Store. 

Pa;:e, S. C Heasley Hill. 

Pannell, D Webb's Ford. 

Pannell, M Shelbv. 

Panther, J. P 

Parham, H. P Sandy Mush 



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45 



Parson. W. C Day Book. 

ranis. T. W Eagle Mills. 

Patterson, R. A Gath. 

Patterson. H Henderson ville. 

Payne, S. F -•. -■ 

Peek, J. W Bee Log. 

Peele, R. E Pantego. 

Pendergrass, J. F Marion. 

Perdieu, W. H Jonesville. 

Perkinson, L. C Warren Plains. 

Peruell, P. H Louisburg. 

Peniell, J*I. R Franklinton. 

Phillips, W Valley River. 

Phillips. B. H Reidsville. 

Philer, J. W Lanesboro. 

Philer, W Monroe. 

Phiier,A Monroe. 

Pierce. E Merry Hill. 

Pinner, R Bnrnsville. 

Pinner, P Bald Creek. 

Pipes, L 

PitcLiford, .T. A Littleton. 

Pitiman, A. R Gray's Creek. 

Pittman, X. R Wadesboro. 

Plemmons, J Big Pine Creek. 

Poe, A. E Manon. 

Poindexter, T. H Richnjond Hill. 

Pool, J. B Taylorsville. 

Pool, C. C Taylorsville. 

Pool, \V. A Taylorsville. 

Poston, R Shelby. 

Poston, F. H Patton's Home. 

Prevail, F Lumberton. 

Prevail, F, A ..Lumberton. 

Prevail, I. T Wilkesboro. 

Prevail, J. T Lumberton. 

Proctor, J. L 

Pruitl. N Knob Creek. 

Powell, C. L Whiteville. 

Pu-ih, J. M Randleman. 

Pui-efoy, A. F Wake Forest (.'ollege. 

Puicfov, J. S Wake Forest College. 

Purejo'v, N. A WaUe Forest College. 

Putnam, J. W Little Rock Creek. 

Queen, B. X Wolf Mountain. 

Queen, L. F East Laport. 

Radford. Levi Princeton. 

Rav, D. J Whiteville. 

Rei'tor, J. A Catawba. 

Redman, A New Hope. 

Redwine, J. F Fork Church. 

Reeee, J ■ V Forks of Pigeon. 

Register. J. M White Hall. 

Reid. T. A Beaufort. 

P.ichard.son. J. B High Point. 

Rickman, P. R Wests Mills. 

Riddle, H. B Big Pine ireek. 

Roberts, E Big Pine Creek. 

Roberts, D.J Cherry Lane. 

Robertson, W. A Bald Creek. 

Robertson, W Ledger. 

Roehelle. J. J Jackson. 

Rogers. J. W. F Apex. 

Rollins, G. W Forest City. 

Rollins, W. G Polklo-i. 

Rooke, T. J Mooresville. 

Roper, S. A Jackson Hill. 

Rose. J. K Eluin. 

Rovall, W. B Wake Forest College. 

Royali, W..D.D...Wake Foiest Colle,i;e. 

Ruppe. John Jsicholsouville, s. i . 

Russell, W. W Albemarle. 

Salts, J. M Charleston. 

Bams, L. W Granlville. 

Saiiderlin.G. \V LaGrange. 

Bandling, R. C Ml. Olive. 

Saunders, B Lilesville. 



Savage, R. R Murfreesboro. 

Scarborough, C. W ...Wake Forest Col. 

Seagraves, W Jonesville. 

Sentell, R. A Forks of Pigeon. 

Sessoms, R. M Lutnberton. 

Sheets, Henry Salem Church. 

Shell, J. T Hickory. 

Sherrill, I. T. S Quallatown. 

Sherwood, J. J. L Ml. Olive. 

Silver, J Ledger. 

Silver, T m Burns ville. 

Simmons, S. F Elkin. 

Skinner, T. E., D.D Raleigh. 

Smiley, J. M Charleston. 

Smith, Isaac Lenoir. 

Smith, S. P Wilkesboro. 

Smith. J. M Happy Home. 

Smith, J. L St. Lawrence. 

Smith, J. W Birdsville. 

Snider, D. A Monroe. 

Solomon. W Albemarle. 

Sparks, J. C Bakersville. 

Speight, T. T Wlggin.s' X Roads. 

Speight, J. A Norfolk, Va. 

Spivev. H. S DismaL 

Stallings.J.N Clinton. 

Steel, R. L Taylorsville. 

Stewart, J. L Clinton. 

Stoker, A. P Denton. 

Stone, Isham Lumberton. 

Slough, A. L Shelby 

Stradley, J. A Oxford. 

Stradley, T Asheville. 

Slringfield, O. L Wakefild. 

Slyers, J. P Shelby. 

Taquetla, Cheoah. 

Tavlor, C. E Wake Forest College. 

Ta'vlor, J. B Wilmington. 

Tavlor, J. H Grassy Knob. 

Taylor, E. L Rutherfordlon. 

Taylor, D. G Penn's Store, Va. 

Tew, J. O Huntley. 

Tew, D. W ~ 

Thayer, W. N Sanders' Hill. 

Thomas, C. A. P Hertford. 

Thomas, I. W Stony Point. 

Thompson, J. K Judesville. 

Thompson, S. H Thomasville. 

Thompson, K Edwardsville. 

Thomasson, D. W Garibaldi. 

Tinsley, J. D Mulberry. 

Townsend, J. T Fayetteville. 

Trivetl, S Marion, 

Tupper, H. M Raleigh. 

Turner, William Salem. 

Tynch, J Edenton. 

Underwood, F. R Hamilton. 

Upton, T. \V Stanley Creek. 

Uliey, J Morehead City. 

Vandeventer, R Edenton. 

Vann, R. T Murfreesboro. 

Vernon, J. H Roxboro. 

Vernon. J. T Roxboro. 

Vipperman, J. H Ml. Airy. 

Walker, T. H Pelham. 

Wallen.S Big LaureL 

Weaver, Amos Clayton. 

Webb, G. M Shelby. 

Weils, W. W Best. 

West, J. H Davidson River. 

West, W. C Fayetteville. 

Wester, D Laurel. 

White, J. A Shelby. 

White, J. M Clayton. 

While, J. W Merry HiU. 

Whitener, P. A Morgan ton. 



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Whitlock, L. A. Albemarle. I Wilson, Samuel Bee Log. 

Whitt, J Mars Hill. Wood. T. G Wiuton. 

Wilborn, D Boomer. Wordruff, W. B Klkin. 

Wilcox, A. G Brinkleyville. : Woodson, J. A Enfield. 

Wilfoxin, D. W Cranberrj-. i Woodson, D. A Mocksville. 

Wild. J. R Big Pine Creek, j Woodward, J. S Burningtown, 

Wilhoit, G. O Ansonville. ; Wooten. E. W Whiteville. 

Woolen, R. W New (^astle. 

Wright, D Troy. 

Wright, I. D Franklin. 

Wriglit, T Zimmerman. 

Wright, W. L Hillsboro. 

Yarboro. J. H Forest City. 

Yarborough, A Lexington. 

Yoiing, T. W Kelvin Grove. 

Young, P. R Fine's Creek. 



Wilkie, G. J Catawba. 

Wilkie, J Rutherfordton. 

Wiikie, W. J Bear Wallow. 

Williams. A. J Kapp's Mill. 

Williams, C Forks of Pigeon. 

Williams, B. B Coleraine. 

W^illiams, E. C Matthews. 

Willoughby, M. J Wilson. 

Wilson, .L C Merry Oaks. 

Wilson, William Reidsville. 

Wilson, W. H Reidsville. 



Total 634. 

J^' It is not expected that this list is correct in every respect, but it is as nearly 
so as it is possible to make it from the information at hand. Any corrections 
will be gratefully received and inserted in the next issue. 



Associations— Time and Place of Meeting. 

Chowan — Harrellsville Church, Hertford county, May 15th. 

Beulah — Kerr's Chapel Church, Caswell county, August 9th. 

Brier Creek — Brier Creek Church, August 9th. 

Flat River — Fellowship Church, August 14th. 

Yadkin — Flat Rock Church, Yadkin county, August l6th. 

Brushy Mt. — King's Creek Church, Caldwell county, August 23d. 

Liberty — Pine M. House Church, Davidson county, August 23d. 

Central — Mt. Vernon Church. Wake county, August 2Sth. 

Cape Fear — Mt. Zion Church, Columbus county, October 24th. 

South Yadkin — Society Church, Iredell county, September 6th. 

King's Mountain — Pleasant Grove Church, September 20th. 

Green River — Rutherfordton Church, October 4th. 

Sandy Creek — Mineral Springs Church, Chatham county, October 4th. 

Elkin — Gum Orchard Church, Surry county, October 5th. 

Eastern — Bethlehem Church, Pender county, October 9th. 

Mt. Zion — Mt. Pisgah Church, Chatham county, October 9th. 

Brown Creek — Matthew's Church, Mecklenburg county, October nth. 

Catawba River — Smyrna Church, Burke county, October nth. 

Tar River — Rock Spring Church, October nth. 

Pee Dee — Mt. Carmel Church, Montgomery county, October iSth. 

South Fork — Mt. Zion Church, October iSth./ 

Cedar Creek — 

Raleigh — Salem Church, October 23d. 

South River — Spring Branch Church, Sampson county, October 23d. 

Rocky River — October 25th. 

Little River — Antioch Church, Harnett county, November ist. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



47 



North Carolina Baptist Associations. 



Associations. 



*2 

*3 



Bakersville (colored) 

Bear Creek (colored) 

Berean (colored) 

4 Beulah 

*5 Black Mountain 

6 Brier Creek - 

*7 Broad Creek. 

8 Brown Creek 

9 Brushy Mountain 

10 Burnt Swamp (mixed race) 

11 Cape Fear. 

*I2 Cape Fear (colored) 

*I3 Carolina 

*I4 Catawba (colored) 

25 Catawba River 

*i6 Cedar Creek 

*I7 Cedar Grove (colored) 

18 Central. 

*I9 Cherokee 

20 Chowan 

*2I County Line (colored) 

*22 Crane Creek (colored) 

23 Eastern 

*24 Eastern (colored) 

25 Elkin 

26 Flat River. 

*27 French Broad 

*2S French Broad (colored) 

*29 Friendship 

*30 Gray's Creek (colored) 

31 Green River 

*32 Hiawassee 

*33 Ivy (colored) 

*34 Jefferson 

*35 Kenansville (colored). 

36 King's Mountain 

37 Liberty 

38 Little River. 

39 Lumber River (colored) 

*40 Middle District (colored) 

*4i Missionary Union (colored) 

42 Mt. Zion 

*43 Mud Creek (colored) 

*44 Newbern (colored). 

*45 Newbern (Missionary colored) 

*46 New Found 

*47 New Hope (colored) 

48 New River 

*49 New River (colored) 

*50 Neuse River (colored) 

*5I Oakey Grove (colored) 

*52 Old Eastern (colored; 

53 Pee Dee 



No. 
Churches. 



26 



23 



31 

34 

7 

62 



27 
31 



19 



72 



66 



13 

27 



32 



37 
18 
16 
18 



26 



Baptisms. 



19 



27 



125 



114 



216 

166 

69 

237 



136 



1S8 



500 



487 



294 



265 



383 
86 
72 

ir6 



151 



44 



Member- 
ship. 



165 



1,000 

1,314 

860 
2,081 

1.493 

2,279 

310 

2,344 

2,802 

186 

6,145 

1,500 

8x3 

875 

1,341 

2,817 

3,326 

2,828 

1,000 

11,712 

1,000 

3,500 

6,101 

3,087 

767 

3,291 

2,55s 

T,000 

377 
1,836 
3,530 
1,000 

300 
1,000 
3,807 
5,751 
1,413 
1,000 
1,076 
I, goo 
2,747 
2,738 

500 
5,125 
5,311 
1,212 
1,421 

922 

500 
10,426 

469 

2,584 
2,123 



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NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST ASSOCIATIONS— Continued. 



Associations. 



No. 
Churches. 



Baptisms. 



Member- 
ship. 



54 Pee Dee (colored) , 

55 Raleigh 

♦56 Reedy Creek (colored) ... 
*57 Roan Mounlain 

58 Roanoke (colored) 

*59 Rocky River. 

*6o Rowan (colored) 

*6i Salem 

62 Sandy Creek 

63 Shiloh Eastern (colored).. 
♦64 Shiloh Western (colored) . 
♦65 South Fork. 

66 South River 

67 South Yadkin 

68 Tar River. 

60 Three Forks., 

*70 Toisnot (colored) 

*7i Transylvania 

♦72 Tuckasiege 

*73 United and Lewis' Fork . 
*74 Valley River 

75 Wake (colored) 

76 Waynesville (colored) 

*77 White Oak (colored) 

78 Yadkin 

79 Yadkin (colored) 

*8o Zion 

81 Zion (colored) 



Total White.. 
Total Colored 
f Outside 



Grand total. 



41 



95 
16 



35 
44 



18 
22 
22 

52 
23 



43 



29 
17 



25 



1382 



185 
734 



96 

54 

64 

321 

73 



726 



1x8 
■74 



905 

4,250 

2,572 

1.546 

14,088 

972 

a.345 
2,099 
2,620 
8,309 
1-233 
1. 177 
1,700 

1,540 

5,005 

1,682 

400 

1,339 

2,984 

823 

900 

5,597 
1,000 
1,000 

2,313 
830 
874 

1,004 



103,367 

95,132 

8,192 



206,691 



*Statistics of 1881. 

fChurches in North Carolina which report to Conventions of South Caro- 
lina, Virginia and Tennessee. 






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